Sunday, June 21, 2009

Super Fringie: Double Size Fringed Yarn Blanket Photo Prop

Mollie Kendall rocks my Super Bohemian Fringie yarn photo prop!Mollie Kendall Photography puts a perfect baby atop my Super Bohemian Fringie!

Care & Use of Your Super Fringie Photo Prop
By Celeste (Crickets), Fringies Designer & Creator

Thank you for choosing my double size Super Fringies for your portrait photography business! This post shares some great ways to get the most use out of your new photography prop.

Stephanie Neal Photography's wonderful depiction of my Super Oatmeal Fringie design...perfect baby not included!  ;PStephanie Neal Photography's wonderful depiction of my Super Oatmeal Fringie design...perfect baby not included!


Your Super Fringie will arrive folded and possibly a bit compressed from its journey; you may be surprised by how small it seems at first! Remove it from its packaging, carefully unfold and gently shake, fluff and finger-comb, combing with the fingers of one hand while (optional) stabilizing the center seam with the other (it’s kind of like caring for a very colorful wig)!

Shelly Dibble of Storybook Photography spreads her Bohemian Super Fringie into a 2 feet x 4 feet, sheepskin-sized oval


I find the easiest way to keep the Super Fringie untangled is to carry it by the seam. So, if I were to move it, I would slide one of my hands/forearms under the seam and lift the Super Fringie so that it lays on my forearm (draped kind of like a towel on a waiter's arm in a fancy restaurant).

Spreading your Super Fringie out into an oval shape allows for maximum coverage, giving two feet of additional length (one foot of fringe will extend past each end of the center seam). Your Super Fringie is approximately 2 feet x 2 feet until it’s spread out in an oval; then it grows to 2 feet x 4 feet. This technique is especially helpful to create a “halo” of color all around your subject. Lay the Fringie down in its rectangular shape and then spread out either side of fringe like a fan into a semi-circle, so that it will create an oval. Here’s a picture that shows the seam and how the yarn is arranged:



It’s helpful to pat and jiggle the thick yarn at the center of the “fans” to spread it out toward the ends, and to finger-comb the yarns into place, combing with the fingers of one hand while stabilizing the center seam with the other. It doesn’t have to be perfect! Typically, the baby’s spine will lie along the (comfortable) center seam. Here’s an example from Heather Bridge Photography:



Another option is to use a basket in conjunction with a Super Fringie as in this image by Kayleen Feil Photography:



First, drape the Super Fringie over the front side of the basket like a towel hanging to dry (with the center seam parallel to the lip of the basket). Then, if you like, bring some fringe to the back, inner wall of the basket.

To store your Super Fringie away from dust or pet dander, either drape it over a pants hanger and hang in a closet, or carefully fold and store on a covered shelf or in plastic.

Super Fringies are stain and wear resistant. For occasional spot cleaning, hand wash in cool water with mild soap. Do not wring (gentle squeezing is okay, please do not twist). Dry flat (or blow dry on cool setting).

For photos & ideas with the newborn sized Fringie (half as large as the Super Fringie), please click here

To contact me with questions, please visit my online boutique

Here's a fun gallery of pics of the Super Fringie in use from some of my cherished customers (I welcome watermarked photos emailed to me at cricketscreations@live.com):

Hilarye Schoyt: I love your photography of baby J with my Super Bohemian Fringie!Hilarye Schoyt: I love your photography of baby J with my Super Bohemian Fringie!



Cassie Gillespie of CLG Photography got her basket in the garden section of Hobby Lobby and paired it beautifully with my Oatmeal Super Fringie


Jamie Rogers Photography shows off some inventive color manipulation and post processing with my Bohemian Super Fringie



I love the warmth and chemistry in this image by Photography by Patrice with twins and my Oatmeal Super Fringie

Photography by Patrice uses a sheepskin as a bed and my Oatmeal Super Fringie as a blanket!



Here Trudy Holtz Photography snaps newborn Gus nestled in the arms of his parents with the Rainbow Super Fringie as a swaddling "blanket"




Two fun pics from Rae Leytham of a wiggly baby and my Oatmeal Super Fringie



Boston Terrier pup Noah looks comfy in this image by Amy Wilson at Capturing Smiles with my Bohemian Super Fringie





Tracy Joy Photography did such a great job with these images of the Christmas Super Fringie!



Rainbow SUPER Fringie - Double Size Fringed Photo Prop Blanket - Baby Images by Morgalis PhotographyEmily Morgalis' treatment of my Super Rainbow Fringie



Gina Cristine Photography n my Super Bohemian FringieThe wonderful Gina Cristine Photography with my Super Bohemian Fringie



Jennifer Burns Photography, my Super Rainbow Fringie, sweet babyJennifer Burns Photography, my Super Rainbow Fringie and a sweet baby



Ann Easterling Photography took this amazing pic with my Super Oatmeal Fringie photo prop and her darling Madison!Ann Easterling Photography took this amazing pic with my Super Oatmeal Fringie photo prop and her darling Madison!



Thank you again for your support, I'll end with this fun photo from Kelli Klosowski of Limesmile Images with the Rainbow Super Fringie used as a little mat!

9 comments:

Gypsy Moon Designs said...

Such wonderful photos! The doggy one was a fun surprise!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Thanks, Julie!! :)
Celeste (Crickets)

Doris Sturm said...

Yes, very nice pictures and the puppy dog got my attention too...

TumbleWeedGirl said...

I truly love your crafted creations Crickets! Just the richness of colors melts me! and The babies and puppy.... breath taking!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Thanks so much for your nice comments, everyone! :)
Celeste (Crickets)

Black Rose said...

Wow Celeste - your fringies are a great idea and are so colourful and the photos of all the babies and doggy :) in their baskets are stunning!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment, Rose! How are things in your world??
Celeste (Crickets)

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niftyknits said...

oh wow - such wonderful photos - and of course, such beautiful work!