Struggling to figure out weft colors for a painted warp? Here’s one way to preserve your painted warp colors: Choose a weft color that is less saturated than the colors in your painted warp.
Weaving is like painting in some ways. Your warp and weft colors are like tubes of paint, giving you basic colors to start with. Your draft is like your palette and brush, where you take your original paint colors, mix them into new colors, and then place them in your fabric.
Often, when we think about color in weaving, we think only about the colors of the yarns we choose. But this is like thinking only about the colors in your paint tubes. We also need to think about how the drafts will mix the colors.
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.
Painted warps are beautiful. But they can be difficult to design with. Painted-warp colors can change radically when woven, depending on your weft yarn colors and your choice of design. This blog post gives you four ways to showcase the beautiful colors of your painted warp.