I was interviewed recently by Felicia Lo, the very talented founder/owner of SweetGeorgia Yarns, for her podcast The SweetGeorgia Show. I’m pleased to say that the podcast went live yesterday! You can listen to it on Spotify, iTunes, or on the SweetGeorgia website. Just search for The SweetGeorgia Show, podcast #81.
When you’re designing a painted warp, what color weft should you pick and what draft should you use? It depends on your design goals.
This blog post explains the two types of decisions that need to be made when designing cloth with a painted warp, and provides some suggestions how to handle each. This is the first post in a series about painted warps.
When you’re picking yarn colors for a handwoven project, how do you know whether the colors will work before you buy? It’s hard to know whether the colors will work together, especially if you’re buying online and all you’ve got is a photo. And mistakes can be expensive!
This blog post will teach you how to pick colors that will show off the patterns in your draft.
Learn about color mixing in handwoven fabrics! Discover how to choose yarn colors and weave structures to create gorgeous cloth in the hues you love. This post explains many of the mysteries around how yarn colors change when woven into cloth. (Hint: It’s not just about the way the colors blend, but also about the weave structure! The same two colors can blend into dull mud or stay excitingly bright depending on your choice of weave structure.)
This mini-course is an excerpt from my upcoming online course Color Courage for Weavers, which I’ll be releasing in just a few weeks. So far the feedback on it has been overwhelmingly positive!
How do you choose colors and weave structures to create “mood” in handwoven fabric?
Imagine for a moment that you’re looking at a project in a weaving magazine. You like the overall design, but you don’t like the colors! You want to make something more colorful – something with cheerful pizzazz. Or maybe you want a more subtle version – elegant and understated.
This blog post will help you choose colors and weave structures to get the results you want.