Working with colour in weaving is really exciting and the possibilities of choices to be made are endless as are the reasons for making your choices. Two students tackled the challenge of colour in two very different ways. Susan wanted to explore colour blending, so she made a narrow sampler of 5 colours and explored different ways to blend, her intention was not to have blocks or stripes. Really successful! This was a plain weave 20 epi 2/8 cotton. Louise has been explore her Scottish ancestry so I encouraged her to make her tartan, my evil plan to turn every weaver into a Tartan weaver is beginning! A really fabulous sample using a simple twill, 20 epi and again the same 2/8 cotton. It is so interesting that even though they are the same epi and the same material, they have a very different appearance. One could almost imagine that the tartan is a fine wool, how interesting the part that perception plays in our "reading" of things. Amazing 2nd projects. Only one more class to go, a wrap up, students are sad to be handing back there looms.
2/22/2016 08:37:00 am
What always amazes me is how much one's perception of a colour can change. You start out with a certain colour and then it can change right before your eyes when its woven with a neighbour. My favourite acid green is always veering into the yellow zone...
2/22/2016 09:23:47 am
Indeed, and this is what we call Simultaneous Contrast
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