Eventually, we all seem to wind up with a few colors we can’t stand in our stash. (You know, those “What was I THINKING??” kinds of colors.)

If that’s happened to you, no problem! Learn three strategies for turning colors you hate into gorgeous projects in this article.


Choosing a color palette for a project – how exciting, and yet how daunting a task it can be! Pick the right colors and you get something gorgeous; pick the wrong ones, and you wind up with mud. Or so it seems. Here are three questions that will help demystify choosing a palette. I teach


What color do you get when your yarn colors mix? That can seem confusing, but this post explains how color mixing works, both in theory and in practice.

This post also explains how to avoid muddy colors by selecting your colors carefully, following the Two-Primary Rule.


Because the eye blends small patches of color together, the scale of the pattern as you see it in the finished cloth makes a big difference to color mixing in handwoven fabric. This article explains the effects of scale on color mixing. It’s part of a three-part series explaining the fundamental principles behind color mixing in handweaving.


Have you ever wondered why the same two yarns can weave into dramatically different colors of cloth? If you use two very different colors, like blue and orange, you might get anything from brilliant patches of blue and orange to disappointing mud – or anything in between. The secret is in your choice of draft.