Season 2 lays the foundations of Colour and Design workshop. We learn about colour theory, graphic, division of space and the architecture of design, all presented in a way that allows weavers to bring their ideas to reality.
This is the first of three gamps in this workshop. Gamps are great for getting a lot of information out of one warp. Colour & Weave is pure magic. How can all these little sequences of dark and light net us so many remarkable little patterns. The patterns themselves are remarkable but the sequenc...
The inspiration for Sample #3 was a parrot. It honestly had all these colours in it, it was just breathtaking. All my early inspiration comes from some external source and eventually it morphs into something that has my fingerprint on it.
Things we will learn:
-Using Fibonacci in yet another wa...
Plaids have been identified in archaeological digs dating back 3000 years. In Scotland a plaid is a length of woollen cloth slung over the shoulder that can be used as a blanket. It is usually called a tartan but in North America we use the word plaid to describe a fabric woven in plain weave or ...
Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! Zebras Have Stripes and Everyone Loves Zebras. I love stripes… fat ones, skinny ones… fat stripes with skinny stripes on them… there’s so much to do with stripes. The stripe has an ancient textile history but hasn’t always been loved. For much of history the stripe was ...
Season 2 Episode 8 - Muted Colour Gamp on Natural Ground
Things you will learn:
-arranging muted versions of the primary and secondary colour wheel in a gradation from light to dark
-laying them all on a natural background
-weaving the colours solid on solid and alternating on alternating
-bringing the loud members of the family to the party to bright...
Season 2 Episode 10 - Primaries & Secondaries on Black
Things you will learn:
-the power of a black background,
-how black keeps other colours clear,
-how the balance of colour changes in twills because we see more of each colour due to the float length,
-how colour and weave patterns appear in twills when we alternate colours in the warp and weft,
We’ve learned so much in Season 2 with Colour & Design!
We’ve woven 7 samples filled with colours, graphics & architecture. We talked more about sett. We learned how to change our warp by taking out zingers and replacing them, opening our sett without re-beaming our warp to create different fabr...