Your photographic entries to our Instagram photo contest are amazing, and it is truly lovely to see such a massive buzz growing around wool thanks to your images and words! As promised at the start of WOVEMBER, here’s a weekly roundup featuring a handful of photos entered into the competition so far..
Do not forget that if you use the hashtag #WOVEMBER2015 when you post on Instagram then you are automatically entered into our photograph contest!
Today’s gallery was chosen by Felix.
The lure of the sheepy images are great and this one by Siri has a lovely angle which feels like looking on the animals from the vantage point of a shepherd. Beautiful.
This photo by Opallady is just full of lovely textures… the long ringlets of the Wensleydale sheep; the sensation of damp air; and the threadlike edges of the trees losing their leaves to autumn.
And who can resist these lambs with their mothers, also photographed by Opallady?
These two projects by Liz really seem to capture the colours of wool growing in the landscape – the greens, greys, creams and golds of pastures and fields with sheep on them. And there is a sense of a continuity of colour and theme in how flowers and patterns flow from the Fair Isle swatch into the embroidered tam.
This blanket by Josh Moll celebrates wool in another way, by piecing together and reusing every precious scrap of the stuff to make a new and special whole.
One of the hardest things to capture on camera is the tactile appeal of wool… but this photo by Francesca does a really superb job of making you want to reach right into the photo and squoosh.
This photo by Viktoria perfectly captures both the labour of working with wool and the exacting pinch required to draft woollen fibres between one’s fingers when spinning. I can almost feel that wool on my fingertips.
Michelle’s beautiful photo of this fleece also seems to invite a knitterly touch, and the caption Fleece dreams/dream fleece seems to exactly summarise the mixture of appreciation and anticipation evoked by really good raw wool.
Finally, on this dark and dingy November evening, there is something incredibly reassuring about this sturdy blanket.
We hope you have enjoyed this roundup! Thank you to everyone who has entered the competition so far! You can see all the entries by searching on instagram for the tag #WOVEMBER2015 and that is where we shall be drawing winners from. If you do not use instagram on your smartphone but wish to see all the entries to the competition, you can see them all here and there is nothing stopping you from finding a buddy who uses instagram and having them upload your image for you – just make it clear in the caption who took the picture.