Picking colors that look good together is one of the biggest challenges of color in weaving. It can seem daunting: How do you select a palette that goes together, yet doesn’t mix into mud?

Here are some suggestions.

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What do you do with a domineering color that threatens to take over your cloth? Sure, you can use less of it, but sometimes you want to use it up – like if it’s a huge cone of that Halloween orange yarn you picked up at an estate sale ten years ago.

Fortunately, you can reduce the shoutiness of that dominant color by choosing how you arrange it. Read on to find out how.

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Many weavers fear color because experimenting on the loom or in weaving software is expensive and time-consuming. That’s why I developed my Color Picker Tool for my classes – so my students could have fun playing with color!

Come play with color!

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Weaving with lots of oddball colors can easily obliterate the pattern in your draft. Here’s how to arrange your colors to make your woven pattern show.

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Picking a draft that looks good when weaving with stash yarns can be a challenge. When you’re using multiple yarn colors in the warp, or in the weft, how do you choose and arrange colors to make your draft show?

Here’s how to do it.

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