Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Purple Glory

I've learned that Morning Glory flowers come in several colors. And, I've learned that the purple variety is impossible to photograph in true color with my camera :(

The bottom photo is the closest I was able to get to capturing the flower in its true purple shade, using a borrowed camera.

What I'm trying to say is I was so inspired by the color (which you can't see!) that I dyed a batch of thread to capture the colors of that flower. The hand dyed thread does come pretty close to the bright deep pink and purples I see!

My photos of the thread are fairly good, but those darn flowers - I just had to put them in the photos, anyway. Then I added this rather lame statement to most of the listings, "Inspired by the bright pink to dark violet colors of a purple variety of Morning Glory flowers. (The flowers photographed showing blue, but there is no blue in this batch.)"

Confused yet??

14 comments:

Tudy said...

Beautiful color.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

The camera never does seem to do justice to the true beauty. I love the color of this thread. I'm afraid I'm going to have to go shopping again!

TypsTatting said...

Really stunning, you do such a wonderful job!

Gina said...

Love the colors, thread and flowers both!

Suztats said...

I love this colour!

am I still me? said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

Jill said...

that is some gorgeous thread! I have a few Grandpa Ott blossoms left (I also have never been able to photograph them accurately) and it's a very good match! :)

yarnplayer said...

Yes, the variety IS Grandpa Ott! Oh, I'm thrilled that the thread colors came close enough to be recognizable! Thank you, Jill.
And thanks to everyone for such nice comments :-)

God's Kid said...

Cameras just can't do what our eyes can with color so don't be too down. Your HDT is awesome!!! :)

Beelizabeth said...

Confused--possibly, aaaa maybe not. The thread colorway is beautiful, though!!!

Gill Colthart said...

wonderful colours. I will be ordering some to make dragonflies

Happy Bluebird said...

Your thread is beautiful - and I love morning glories! Color is a funny thing - cameras just don't have that artistic eye that we do :)

flower delivery philippines said...

Yeah! this flower is "Purple Glory" and I like it. Wish I can also add it on my garden. Thanks for sharing.


-yumi-

Perlen-Guni said...

This is just the right color for my daughter recently starting with shuttle tatting! Will try to get one ;-))