Friday, March 05, 2010

More on colour

I've now been to 2 of the 5 colour course days. It is such an eye opener to really look at colour. We are also painting our own colour wheel by mixing paint colours ourself. Next time we should finish this assignment, I find it not easy at all to get the right colours. We are using 2 reds, 2 blues and 2 yellows + black & white for the mixing.
We have also been playing with all the different colours that the Venne cotton yarn comes in. In 2 groups we had to make some kind of order in the colours. We found that there were some colours that did not fit in very easy. (like not fitting in with green or blue, yet they did look like green or blue)
It was a fun exercise to do together.

The home assignment is to work with 3 colours that we like and being close together + 1 colour that is an opposite. We had to make a yarn winding these colours for a warp idea.

I have gone for natural colours + a purple and I've just finished the plain weave samples, weaving the weft as the warp colour order. One I have washed (sample on the right side) and the other I will keep unwashed for my record keeping archive.
 The rest of the warp will be woven in a 3/1 twill + 3/1 cross twill, weaving with just one weft colour.

We have had some lovely sunny days these last few days and it gave a feeling of Spring arriving may be. But oh now, we have more snow forecasted for this weekend and freezing temperatures. A good excuse to stay indoors and do more weaving.....


  1. Wat voor cursus doe je Margreet? Het klinkt zo leuk. Je kleurenwikkel vind ik erg mooi. Naturellen en een kleur als blikvanger zijn vaak erg mooi vind je niet?
    Ik ben benieuwd wat er nog meer komt.

  2. Marion, het is een cursus bij Marian Stubenitsky: Kleurenleer voor weven
    en daarnaast ook nog de cursus schijndubbelweven. Dat wordt mijn volgende ketting of misschien toch nog een andere kleurencombi...
    Ja, ik houd van kleur maar de naturellen vind ik toch ook erg mooi!
    Annie dank je!

  3. The color samples are lovley! I think purple fits in very well with the natural colors, and it's a combination I haven't thought of before.

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  5. The samples really look nice. I haven't enjoyed 3/1 twill. I really need to try it again.