Tell us what you think about Season 2: Episode 3 – Colour.. Colour.. more Colour

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  • #81810

    Caroline
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    I used 12 epi for the shawl and the wool was very close to all the same size. There were different makes of yarn.  Some is very old, over 30 years, so I really would like to use it up.

    #81664

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    What a great idea Caroline to figure out what you’ll use! Love that you were able to use up your stash for that beautiful shawl. Did you mix different wool size yarns for the shawl? At 12 EPI  that would make it so drapy!

    #81649

    Caroline
    Participant

    I found this really helpful. I used it to weave a shawl with a wool weft/cotton warp on the Parrot warp.  I wove the first Parrot sample then laid my colour wheel on top and surrounded it with my cotton bobbins and wools.  This was very effective and I was able to choose the colours that worked much more quickly.

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    The shawl is at 12 epi and I am really pleased with the result.  I like the drape and feel.  Less woolly and lighter with the cotton warp.

    Parrot #4

    I’m going to do some more napkins. And … think about what kind of shawl I want to do as another project.

     

     

     

    #54115

    fudsy1
    Participant

    I spent the evening cutting out photos from magazines I collected at the library’s free table. Then today I took the time to clean my stash of 8/2 cotton organize them and  create my own color cards so I can see what I own. I do have the sample kits for the rest of season 2 but add them to my color cards as I open each kit.  thanks so much for the idea now I’m inspired to create something using everything learned from this episode

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    #50534

    margreth
    Participant

    6AD5D1AA-5E73-4877-B8FB-4541757686FEHave seen all episodes now (love them all and learned a lot) and am very motivated to start warping. I decided to weave tea towels- found a picture I like and yarn from my stash. 0226BEBE-3D22-45A9-A1AC-48A2946B580A

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    #45918

    christin_ramey
    Participant

    This is amazing!!  Love it 😍

    #43580

    Jean
    Participant

    Thank you, Ellen. This was the inspiration :

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    #43577

    Ellen Black
    Participant

    I love your color choices ! Looks great

    #43575

    Jean
    Participant

    I LOVE it!! That’s how I feel about it. SO much fun!!IMG_20180503_192646_232

    #43359

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    It’s a PDF attached to the most recent episode – Season 2, Episode 5 – More on Fibonacci aka Parrot sample.  You’ll find it attached to the second video, Parrot at the Loom.  Have fun!

    #43358

    ingie
    Participant

    Where is the pdf for the “peacock” towel?

    Thanks.

    #42995

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Have you tried Pinterest?  I also enjoy National Geographic magazines, when I can get hold of them, as well as using photos I’ve taken to develop a colour way.  There are so many places to find inspiration, I look forward to seeing what others suggest.

    #42994

    Maureen Janda
    Participant

    I sat down with a stack of decorating magazines and flipped through looking for inspiration. No color! Everything was neutral white and shades of brown or grey. So disappointed! I’ll have to look online. Has anyone found a website with pictures/photos that inspire you?

    #42803

    Jacqueline
    Participant

    I have the same apprehensions about working with colour as you do (did!) Ruth! Thanks for posting, this is inspirational and gives me hope!

    #42772

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    WOW, Ruth!  Wonderful, exciting colours and textiles!!!  👏👏👏

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