Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Just an illusion caused by the world spinning round


These three were made from one skein of Cleckheaton Vintage Hues. It felts very nicely, but it does make a surprisingly thin soft fabric. I like it, but I do usually want a firmer fabric, so I might combine it with a strand of something else next time. Or double it, if I could match the colours well enough.

There was a glimpse of these in my previous post, but I thought littlest one lacked a little something - it's so small the colours didn't stripe much. I gave it a bit of hardware, using those paper fasteners that split in two at the back.

I was in such a hurry to try out my new lightbox that I forgot to include a scale object. And I would hate for anyone to come to the Knit1Blog1 exhibition and be disappointed that these are not on the kind of scale they had imagined. The largest is about 9cm high and the smallest 6cm.

I'm nowhere near satisfied with the lightbox photos yet but it is pretty exciting to be able to take good photos after dark. There are a lot of variables to mess about with - camera settings; number, positioning and brightness of lamps; and backdrop colour.

Here's another one I made quite some time ago. I think last post's photo actually shows the detail a bit better. It's made from Sean Sheep 'Spirit Prints' (a tiger-stripe effect) with stripes of purple holiday wool. I was experimenting with using smaller gauge yarn to assist with shaping in the neck area. This one is a bit less than 12cm high.

9 comments:

Djaughan Zelmonde said...

Before I had read further, I had noticed the sparkly little things on the small pod and thought 'How lovely' - at first I thought they were little pearls, they even remind me of those little silver balls that go on cupcakes (I used to ADORE them as a kid) - I love the effect.

kms said...

the vintage hues come up great i reckon, and how fantastic to be able to blog your things with more true-to-life colours! awesome :)

Taphophile said...

Oh, how lovely they are. The Vintage Hues, which I didn't like the feel of much when I played with it at Cassidy's, is fast becoming a must have for all sorts of things. The pods are very beautiful, and I've seen a cardie and a tam done in it now. Interesting to know that it felts up thing - I wonder if that means it won't wear so well in a garment?

Very jealous of your light box.

Olivia said...

Hey DZ, great minds must think alike - K said it looked like a cupcake with those silver balls on it. I was trying to toughen the poor little thing up with studs, and it gets cupcake analogies!

Bells said...

Gotta get me a light box...

Having seen all these person today, I can vouch for their size. All quite small and infinitely beautiful. I love your innovation with the pins!


And I LOVE that jug with the handle.

J said...

These are gorgeous Liv - I must admit that I thought 'cupcakes' as well (maybe you should try pointy studs - really butch the little bugger up) ;-)

So you know I am, like, *totally obsessed* but is that michael boob-er-lay on the TV in the background? ah boob-er-lay *giggle*

Georgie said...

great light box, lots of fun to be had there.

I love your pods, can't wait to see them en masse at the exhibition. The colours have come up so beautifully.

Olivia said...

J, J, J... No I don't think it is Booberlay... just some newsreader type. You have Boob-er-lay on the brain!

Djaughan Zelmonde said...

Hey man, What's WRONG with cupcakes? Don't butch them up, EMBRACE the world of fairy cakes, say I. Still, once again, I am a self-confessed fan of pastel baby wool, so what the heck would I know?! ;-)