Color Courage: Color and Weave Structure
Materials fee: $5 (covers a thumb drive with hand outs)
Color in weaving often seems unfathomable. The same palette of yarn colors can produce wildly different results depending on your choice of draft. That’s because hand woven cloth always combines warp and weft colors. The draft determines how much the colors blend, and the proportions of the mix.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to design cloth that blends your warp and weft colors the way you want, and to predict the look of the finished cloth. You’ll discover which weave structures blend colors evenly, and which weave structures produce contrasting blocks of color. And you’ll learn about color mixing – a simple way to know what will happen when you mix purple with green or red with turquoise.
Finally, you’ll find out how to apply these principles in your weaving, enabling you to choose a color palette and draft to produce the design you want – whether it be bold or subtle, eye-poppingly bright or full of understated elegance.
Materials to Bring: Students need to bring a laptop or tablet with weaving software (capable of editing draft colors). Instructor will send out draft WIF files before class for students to load onto their laptop/tablets.