A Syjunta Gathering

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2016, I am going to share a few images from the recent Syjunta gathering shoot I did for The Simple Things magazine.

A Syjunta for those in the dark, is a traditional Swedish gathering of friends who meet to chat, eat, craft and sew together. For the shoot I designed a simple Scandi lunch menu of Beetroot & Ginger soup, Open Sandwiches and Toscakaka, a Swedish caramel-almond topped sponge cake.

I worked with my favourite photographer, Emma Gutteridge, and some lovely obliging friends who were willing to spend the morning at mine chatting and sewing in return for a Scandi lunch, which meant it turned out to be a really fun and relaxing shoot to do.

You can see further images and all the recipes from the shoot in the January issue of The Simple Things, available from all good newsagents or here.

Images: Emma Gutteridge.