Waa! After this post, I'm not going to say anything more about this matter. I'm not going to get a piece of fabric that I like from Polstitches to do this piece.
My fabric really does look pine-lime green in real life.
It's probably the correct piece of fabric, but I still don't like it & certainly would never have chosen it for this project if I was matching my fabric according to what's in the book.
Click on the pic in the book. The piece of fabric that I have has a lot more depth of colour (most of it green) than that of the book's example of colour of the fabric and the swatch online.
Below in blue is the reply to an email I sent about my fabric. It's kinda funny how Jo says that they have never had any complaints about the fabric but are prepared to act on complaints made, and yet offers no help to me.
Hello! I complained nicely! I bought exactly the same fabric as was suggested for the design and ended up with a lime green piece. My primary examples of the fabric colour came from the book & the colour swatch on ABC stitch's site, not the magazine, but I used the mag pic to show what I was going to stitch. In my email, I even acknowledged that dyed fabric has variations. Her action/solution was 'take our swatch off your site' ... I gather that it's an 'or else' kind of request, don't you? No other help was offered, yet a simple offer of exchange of fabric would have been appreciated.
After many hundred of pieces of Neptune we have sold we have never recieved any commplaints to date from any other designer or retailer.
Fabric disclaimer as stated on site
Please note that all fabrics take dyes differently due to their fabric content so there could be a slight variation in dye lot according to fabric ordered.eg Linen tends to take the dye slightly darker and 32,25 and 22ct's takes the dye lighter while opalescent and Jobelan can be less variegated with a gentle effect. All scans on site are of a 9 x 13 jobelan and therefore this needs to be taken into account when envisioning larger cuts. Please note hand dyed fabrics are not guaranteed colourfast.
Aida does like to take dye a bit more dramatically the design was aimed at evenweave...
I am sorry you are diappointed with your fabric choice as I have stated before we have never had a problem we always value comments and try and act on them. The graphics included in the magazine that uses polstitches fabric is very small yet in the book the large scale design is an actual representation of the fabric.
I respectfully ask you to remove the postitches graphics from your blog they are expressly for retailers and are not allowed for private use as it is a violation of copywrite, I understand you most proberly did not know this. If we can be a help just shout.