When we’re considering color for our handwoven cloth, we often just ask, “What colors should I use?” But there is so much more to designing with color than choosing a yarn palette. This post offers five key questions that will help you design gorgeous cloth, and suggests ways to answer those questions.
Informative articles about color in weaving
Welcome to my color article archive! Here you'll find informative articles about color in weaving.
If you want to create gorgeous handwoven projects, using the right tools to select and design your piece will make your life a lot easier. Here are seven excellent color tools for handweavers.
Color gamps – a collection of color samples woven all at once – are often recommended as a tool for learning about color mixing in weaving. Unfortunately, color gamps are an expensive way to learn about color, and they have some pitfalls that most weavers aren’t aware of. This post explains how to avoid those pitfalls and use color gamps to their best advantage. It also suggests some more efficient, less expensive tools for learning about color mixing in weaving.
One of the biggest challenges for weavers who want to design with color is fear of making mistakes. Errors waste time and materials, and making a mistake – especially if it ruins a project! – feels shameful to many people.
Here’s how to overcome the fear of making mistakes.
One way to make your handwoven cloth more intriguing is by using color to give it depth, making it look more three-dimensional. You can do this through your choice of yarn colors, weave structure, or other methods. Learn more in this article!