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Archive for the ‘Designing your cloth’ Category:

A Weaver’s Challenge: 30 Tea Towel Designs in 30 Days


A few days before we broke for Christmas one of my dearest friends and longtime JST employee Susan Brown (25 years) called to say she was coming in to show me something.  She told me a wonderful story and Susan has graciously agreed to share some of it with you.  Once again, it reinforces the […]

Design for Weavers: Colour Theory & Practice


Colour is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment. Claude Monet Colour is the child of light, the source of all light on earth. From “Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments” My weaving colour choices are an emotional response, a response to some stimulus that has moved me—a flower, a painting, a picture in a […]

Design for Weavers: Fibonacci & Division of Space


Division of Space In my colour and design workshops, we always look to the world around to gain our initial source of inspiration. Photographs, gardening, travel, and fashion magazines can provide you with images that make your heart sing. I have a huge stash of magazines for students to thumb through, and once they find […]

Weaving Architecture: Step 1 of the Design Process


I start every Colour and Design Workshop off by explaining to my students that there are hundreds of different ways to tackle the subject of design. Every designer has their own particular way of working, of organizing thoughts, and of bringing ideas to fruition. All I can do, as a designer and a teacher, is […]