Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mumble Mumble...

I'm finding the assignment of colors and proportions excruciatingly difficult. I want to go with red/yellow green and purple/orange-or-yellow in between black and white-and-black areas. I think. I don't know if it's the water color pencil or my living room lights or just me, but I can't come up with anything I like. The angel on my right shoulder says, "Go brilliant like Kaz", and the other angel on the left says, "Harmonize, tone down; you know how to," and I can't decide. And this is just the preliminary color-on-paper stage; I know it'll be a different story once again when it's the actual cotton and dyes.

Meanwhile, due to bad communication, I think I bought starter dyes from two places; well, they are small amounts so hopefully I'll get though them in no time. The first arrived and I took them out just to photograph and I was sneezing and itching already. This is going to be interesting.

Curious, though. Is this like indigo looking green before the yarn is exposed to air?


  1. What lovely color ideas. You are much more organized than I was; I just blopped dye onto the warp.

    Curious about that Procion Blue MXG. I'm no expert, but I haven't had a PMX blue dye powder that looked like that!

  2. And that would be because your instincts are in a better nick than mine, Leigh. But I am worried about the Blue MXG. There were a couple of other things wrong with this order, so it could be one more mistake. Live and learn, I guess.

  3. I'm having that same argument about brilliant colours versus toned down... not getting far at the moment.

  4. It is a quandary, alright. I'm using the fact that my cottons aren't here as an excuse, but I really have no idea.

    I'm weaving lots of harmonious kitchen towels just now so maybe I'll get the Harmonious part out of my system long enough to do something brilliant, Dorothy?


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