It's been a while since I posted, in the days following Woolfest I've had a bit of a virus, and then there's been a small mountain of things to catch up with. Add in the prperation for Fibre East in just under a month's time and there haven't been many spare hours in the day.
This post is about how colours change under diffrent lights. I try my best to capture my colours as accurately as possible, but sometimes things still end up looking different on screen to the reality, particularly if you haven't calibrated your monitor.
This is my Peacock gradient (it's out of stock at the moment, but once I get back on top of the festival preperations I will make more). It's carded using coloured merino on a black shetland base, so it almost seems to glow. Makes for tricky photographing, but a lovely effect.
Whenever you spin up a blend it changes colour, the light reflects of the surface of yarn slightly differently to how it does on fluffy fibre. Sometimes though the lighting makes a huge different to how a colour appears.
These are 2 shawls, spun up using the exact same blend.
Maggie's Holden Shawl- Rav link
Philippa's Age of Brass and Steam- Rav link
Exact same colourway, but doesn't it look different. I know when I was working full time I never used to know what the real colour a yarn was until the weekend in the winter. I never used to be at home during daylight hours so I was always guessing about the true colour.