Saturday, November 26, 2011

Leafy Cobweb Shawl- Part 2 of 2


Adding dyed flax bits...


...here in close up.


The back side of the finished shawl...


...and the front.


Some close ups of the finished color additions...


...but they are not quite 'true', color wise...


...since the actual color of the shawl is closer to this.



In true cobweb fashion...

...this scarf sports some 'open areas'...

...read 'holes'. :)

I've taken photos over a couple of days, now...

...but some are too washed out, and some are too green!

Suffice it to say that the true color lies somewhere in-between...

...and I think it would look pretty with lots of different jackets.

If you would like a chance to win this shawl...

...please leave a comment on this post (if you haven't already on Part 1)...

...and I will add you to the list.

I will close the drawing at Midnight (EST) on 11/27/11...

...and will announce the winner on 11/28/11.

Good luck!

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17 comments:

vilterietje said...

a beautifl cobweb, and it seems so light and fluffy, hope the winner will have loads of pleasure wearing it!:)

Grazyna said...

Shawl is beautiful.I really like it
Best regards

Elizabeth said...

Hi Heather,
Whenever I take a picture with my iPhone the blues and greens are not the true color, either. For those items I drag out the "big dog" which requires the extra step of taking out the chip and transferring the pictures to the computer.

Are you using your phone to take pictures?
Elizabeth

Patty Biermans said...

O, Heather, the finished shawl is gorgious! hugzz...peebee

WonderWhyGal said...

That shawl is beautiful! I wondered if the flax would felt in but I guess just like any fiber, as long as the wool is "trapping" it in, it will stay. I have some flax I purchased to spin...along with hemp but I haven't yet. It's the whole spinning wet that just doesn't seem pleasant but I am sure once I experiment it will be. Ah, now I'm off on a spinning tangent. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Heather Woollove said...

Riet and Grazyna--Thanks!
Elizabeth--No...it's my good Olympus. We've had the kind of bright light lately that's really washing out my colors in the front room, though...weird.
Peebee--Thanks!
Andrea--I've had great luck using flax as an 'embellishment' in my felt. Kim (Vilt a la Kim) sent me some a couple of years ago in a swap and I just LOVE it!! Spinning it, though?!?! That's a whole 'other' layer of complexity!!! Go, you for trying it!!!

Maggi said...

The shawl is lovely, a great shape. Have you tried using a more grey background to get a better picture colour?

Heather Woollove said...

Maggi--What a good idea! I'll try it the next time I'm having problems.

Kelly said...

Love the shape of this! Greens and purples seem to be the hardest for me to capture true colors with a camera.

Rachel said...

I've already commented on Part 1, but green is always a difficult colour to photograph. Have you tried taking the photo outside?

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--It's weird...I usually have more trouble with red. I blame the light here this week! Giggle.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes...outdoors would be a good idea, too!

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

Really? You are giving this beautiful shawl away?!? I get so much inspiration from just reading about your projects; I think I would swoon if I actually got my hands on one. - Margaret

Heather Woollove said...

Margaret--Thanks...I've added you (along with all of the other 'commenters') to the list. XXO-

Terrie said...

A big work for the shawl. A vrey pretty wrap to put on this winter. Winner must be glad to have it.

Lois said...

So so pretty.

If you've got a setting on your camera for 'white balance' try playing with that. You might find a more accurate depiction of the colour of your shawl.

Just sayin....

:o)

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--Thanks!
Lois--"White balance", eh? You mean I'm going to have to pull out my manual and actually read it?! :)