Photo Gallery Roundup #3

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.

#wovember2015 by knittingiris

#wovember2015 by knittingiris

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.

Wensleydales at Castle Bolton practicing their superpower. Take by Opallady #wovember2015

Wensleydales at Castle Bolton practicing their superpower. Take by Opallady #wovember2015

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.

"You really love me best, don't you, Mum?" Foula lamb and ewe photographed by Opallady #wovember2015

“You really love me best, don’t you, Mum?” Foula lamb and ewe photographed by Opallady #wovember2015

"Hey, I heard that!" from the other most loved Foula lamb, taken by Opallady #wovember2015

“Hey, I heard that!” from the other most loved Foula lamb, taken by Opallady #wovember2015

And who can resist these lambs with their mothers, also photographed by Opallady?

Swatch for my #vestvemberkal Fair Isle vest. I need to work on the colors in the light gray/green stripe, as they're not contrasting enough, but I LOVE that green. I may switch to green background with a white design. #knitting #knit #fairislefriday #fairisleknitting #wool #wovember2015 #projectsweaterchest

Swatch for my #vestvemberkal Fair Isle vest. I need to work on the colors in the light gray/green stripe, as they’re not contrasting enough, but I LOVE that green. I may switch to green background with a white design. #knitting #knit #fairislefriday #fairisleknitting #wool #wovember2015 #projectsweaterchest

Finishing up the Berit hat by @cakeandvikings, with obvious modifications. This won't be my last time using embroidery on my #knitting! #handknits #knitting #wovember2015 #wool #beaverslidedrygoods #embroidery #handsewing

Finishing up the Berit hat by @cakeandvikings, with obvious modifications. This won’t be my last time using embroidery on my #knitting! #handknits #knitting #wovember2015 #wool #beaverslidedrygoods #embroidery #handsewing

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.

#babyblanket #wool100% #recycled #feltedshetlandwoolsweater with #needlefelted #merino and #scrapwool #embroidery #wovemberwal #wovember #wovember2015

#babyblanket #wool100% #recycled #feltedshetlandwoolsweater with #needlefelted #merino and #scrapwool #embroidery #wovemberwal #wovember #wovember2015

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.

I loooove going to @britishwool so much touching potential! #britishwool #wovember2015

I loooove going to @britishwool so much touching potential! #britishwool #wovember2015

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.

The works and days of hands... #spinningyarn #spinna #spindlespinning #wool #shetlandwool #wovember2015

The works and days of hands…
#spinningyarn #spinna #spindlespinning #wool #shetlandwool #wovember2015

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.

Fleece dreams/dream fleece. #WOVEMBER2015 #finefleecedShetland

Fleece dreams/dream fleece. #WOVEMBER2015 #finefleecedShetland

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.

Finished (apart from a few ends) my gloriously squishy garter stitch striped blanket, made from a mixture of British breeds like Herdwick, Llanwennog & Shetland, and a load of Icelandic Lopi which I had in my stash. #wovember2015 #knitting #knitter #wool #winterknitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram

Finished (apart from a few ends) my gloriously squishy garter stitch striped blanket, made from a mixture of British breeds like Herdwick, Llanwennog & Shetland, and a load of Icelandic Lopi which I had in my stash. #wovember2015 #knitting #knitter #wool #winterknitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram

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.

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This entry was posted by Felicity Ford.

6 thoughts on “Photo Gallery Roundup #3

    • It is the same ewe, slightly different angle! The one facing away from mum I didn’t notice at first, but then it moved its head as though its sibling was talking about it. The golden evening light seemed to hang on for an hour that day.

    • Oh, Lynn, I’m so glad to know that! I’ve been meaning to send you some of the photos of the road sheep that are probably yours, but I doubt if I’d thought that this set was from your flock.

      I took so many photos on Foula and the rest of my trip to the UK that I’m still not through with editing the photographs. Truly, I’ll get hopping to email you some as I promised back in June. Thank you again for posting about Pride. She surely looked like a mother proud indeed of her lambs.

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