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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If you’re like me, you’ve probably had at least one project disaster where you sat down at the loom and got a crushing disappointment – totally different from what you expected. This blog post will explain how to anticipate and avoid those unexpected color disasters.

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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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Perhaps you’ve seen beautiful color gradients in handwoven projects, but you’re not sure how to achieve them, especially with a limited yarn palette. Here are six ways to create gradients in handwoven cloth.

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