Monday, April 19, 2010

Summer & Winter: Wrapping up Sampling (For Now)

These are color combination experiments from the last couple of days. I'm trying to create subtle look. I'm sorry these photos aren't great; it's so sunny today, my eyes not my camera, (yeah, blaming it on my equipment!) can't focus well.

A: Pattern weft is slightly paler and greener than the warp; tabby weft is a skinny pale lime green.
B: Pattern weft is slightly paler and greener than the warp; tabby weft is three strands of skinny cottons (making the size roughly same as the warp and the pattern weft) in pale blue, pale lime and pale brown.
C: Pattern weft is slightly paler and greener than the warp; tabby weft is the same color as the warp but 1/3 the size.

As complementary as possible from yarns I already have.
A: Pattern weft is the same as the warp; tabby weft is a skinny pale orange.
B: Pattern weft is the same as the warp; tabby weft is a skinny bright orange.
C: Pattern weft is a bright orange; tabby weft is a skinny pale orange.
D: Pattern weft is a bright orange; tabby weft is a skinny bright orange pretty darned close to the pattern weft.

Pattern weft in shiny (but not metallic) accent yarn; in person, it's not as shiny nor gaudy as it appears in this photo. Not a bit.

My favorite, though it doesn't look like much in this photo: pattern weft is the same as the warp; tabby weft is a skinny shiny yellow, though not the same as my usual gold. The resultant cloth almost shimmers like my twill gold and blues scarves and the hand is reasonably good.

I'm going to take a break from the sampling and work on some block/design stuff now.

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting ... from these photos, I like the metallic, but I know from experience that I might choose differently if I could see and touch the cloths.

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  2. It's been fun, Cally. I like experimenting with colors now. I can't believe that for 10 years I discounted colors, just to eliminate one factor in many in trying to create nice cloths, to simplify my design process. I have such a one-track mind, a narrow vision, a boring outlook.

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  3. Love the differences even a slight change in weft can bring. The pattern looks great. I have an old piece of white on white cloth that one of these darn days I'm going to figure out and duplicate. Your pattern reminds me of it.

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  4. Theresa, you could make a beautifully subtle gradation in the cloth by keeping the pattern weft the same or similar and changing the tabby weft. Interesting, yes?

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