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.