weekly photo challenge: an unusual point of view (pov)

heaven - iron next to sewing table

heaven – iron next to sewing table

This blog is about sewing, and things connected to it.  As author, I get to choose – whoopee!  Thus, the point of view is from someone who sews.

One of the things I didn’t realize was it also gives me an opportunity to show, through these weekly challenges, that we who sew do have a point of view.

That view includes many of the same areas any visual artist considers ~ colour, line, proportion, perspective, texture, etc.

In looking up the phrase ‘point of view,’ I found several things:

For example, Merriam-Webster has this: “a position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated”

The photo on the left might seem daft to most people.  But someone who sews knows there’s a great deal of ironing involved in constructing a garment.  Seams have to be pressed one way or another, or open; shaping with an iron is used, too.

Fabric is malleable, and subject to wrinkling at all the wrong places and times.  If you continually have to get up to iron something it wastes time and is tiring.  Can you understand why having that iron to hand is such a convenience?

About.com also has some appropriate thoughts:

The perspective from which a speaker or writer recounts a narrative or presents information.  Depending on the topic, purpose, and audience, writers of nonfiction may rely on the first-person point of view (I, we), the second-person (you, your), or the third-person (he, she, it, they)

Hopefully, yours truly presents her point of view from different perspectives, and they illustrate why so many people around the globe are choosing to make their own clothes.

Link to WordPress Challenge here.

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: an unusual point of view (pov)

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV, #4: Proud o’ my wheels | Rob's Surf Report

  2. oursewingpatch

    Are you a left hander? The iron sitting to the left? How the ironing can make or break a garment aye!? As always love catching up on your blog even if it is stupid o’clock in the morning here. X

    Reply
    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      No, I’m not a left-hander. There’s a wall on the right, plus a funny bump-out of the wall (that’s where the pattern board’s hanging).
      Thanks for stopping by, even late at night. 😉
      xxxx del

      Reply
  3. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | The Adventures of Iñigo Boy

  4. Pingback: Unusual #dailypost #photography #poetry | Moondustwriter's Blog

You are most welcome to leave a few words here...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s