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

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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.

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Millions of years of evolution has hardwired us to look at certain things. As designers, we can use this to our advantage and guide our viewer’s eye to what we want them to see.

This blog post will show you how to use two different properties of color to focus attention where you want it – and not where you don’t.

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How do you weave projects that really stand out, that draw attention to themselves? Or, conversely, how do you weave elegant, understated pieces?

The secret to creating eye-catching handwoven cloth – and to drawing the eye to specific parts of your woven project – is careful use of saturated color.

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One of the curious things about handwoven cloth, particularly painted warps or cloth with large stripes of color, is that it can transform dramatically at a distance. Close up, the beautiful woven pattern, the pattern in your draft, is visible. But from a distance, the woven pattern almost disappears, leaving only the larger pattern of the color stripes or the painted warp.

What’s the mystery? How does this happen?

Let’s find out.

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When you’re picking yarn colors for a handwoven project, how do you know whether the colors will work before you buy? It’s hard to know whether the colors will work together, especially if you’re buying online and all you’ve got is a photo. And mistakes can be expensive!

This blog post will teach you how to pick colors that will show off the patterns in your draft.

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