As we have already seen, there is not one colour wheel but a variety for different uses. There is no set number of sections or even foundation colours. What colour wheels – also known as colour circles – have in common is that they are used to show relationships between colours or groups of colour. Continue reading Colour Challenge 3: The Colour Wheel
This spring, my quilt guild (Mariners in Dartmouth) had a challenge to create a quilt top for another member. We were provided with 2 meters of fabric and, in some cases, a request for a specific style and challenged to make a lap quilt. In my box, there were 11 brightly coloured, large print fat quarters, definitely a different style for me. Continue reading Quilt design fun
Welcome to week 2 of my working with colour challenge. This week, I’m challenge you to play with tints, shades and tones of your chosen hues. Continue reading Colour Challenge 2: Tint, Tone, Shade
If you are a textile artist, you might appreciate these tips for getting dynamic images of your work. This is crucial if you want to sell, submit for a show or otherwise share your work with strong visuals.
TextileArtist.org also offers articles on a variety of other useful information – everything from choosing a camera for shooting artwork to finding an audience for your work or making submissions for a show or contest.
Recently, I have had a number of discussions with different quilters about their difficulties choosing colours for their projects. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many. People have a number of ways to avoid the frustration including using the same colours as a pattern, buying fabric in collections or pre-cuts or recruiting friends or fabric store staff to help. In fact, they may not even think about colour unless it is time to assemble materials for a specific project, either from new fabric or from an existing stash. Continue reading Colour challenge 1
Some months ago, I participated in a quilting retreat. One of the projects was a quilt with 12 star patterns using a variety of patterns with a common plain colour center. When I was laying out the blocks to play with colours, I decided to turn half of the star blocks into squares. I completed all the blocks but didn’t get around to assembling the quilt so it has been on my unfinished projects list for a while. Earlier in the spring, I decided to put it together so I started playing with layouts and came up with more than a dozen combinations. Continue reading Design possiblities
Just because I haven’t been posting, doesn’t mean we have not been busy creating in our West Chezzetcook studios.
It was a long, snowy and icy winter here on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. That meant lots of shovelling and snow activity but also plenty of time to work on various projects. And we have had a few other adventures and events to celebrate too. Continue reading We’ve been busy
This year, I want to do more quilt design. One of my goals is to do more colour exploration. From unexpected combinations to monochromatic studies, I want to incorporate new colour palettes into my work. Continue reading Colour Theory