The drama of a piece depends on the amount of contrast in the piece. This, in turn, depends partly on your choice of yarn colors, and partly on how you choose to mix and place those colors – either through patterning in warp/weft (e.g. stripes, inlay, dyed pattern) or through the draft.
This exercise gives you three different drafts to illustrate the effects of different amounts of color mixing, and some suggestions for different hue/value combinations to explore. Feel free to explore other combinations too, of course!
- Choose two colors that are very different in value, strongly contrasting in hue (opposite each other on the color wheel), and highly saturated. (This will give you the most dramatic draft you can possibly get.)
Which drafts produce the most drama?
- Choose two colors that are close in value and close in hue (near each other on the color wheel). This will give you a low-drama draft.
Does the type of draft matter when the colors are so similar?
- Choose colors that are very different in value but close in hue.
Take a screenshot of the drafts.
- Choose colors that are similar in value, but very different in hue (opposite each other on the color wheel).
How dramatic do the drafts feel, compared to the drafts in Step 3?
Pick Color #1
Pick Color #2