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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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.

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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.

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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.

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