- Getting started
- What time is best for you for the weekly Q&A sessions?
- Tools and Materials
- How to participate in the forum and get feedback on your exercises
- Color Study 1: Lessons to view + additional (optional) reading
- Exercise 1. Examine how a piece uses hue, value, and saturation
- Exercise 2. Explore your own tastes in hue/value/saturation - find your own voice!
- Exercise 3. How would you like to change how you use color? How would you like this course to help you?
- Post your exercises for feedback in the discussion forum!
- Color Study 2: Lessons to view + additional (optional) reading
- Why color in weaving is complicated
- Exercise 1: Seeing simultaneous contrast and optical mixing
- Optical mixing: Dot size
- Optical mixing: Color choices
- Exercise 2: Exploring optical mixing
- Understanding simultaneous contrast
- Creating simultaneous contrast in handwoven fabric
- Exercise 3: Exploring simultaneous contrast
- Woven exercise (Optional!)
- Color Study 3: Lessons to view + additional (optional) reading
- The theory of color mixing
- Examples: How to estimate the hue when you mix two colors
- Exercise 1: Estimating the hue when you mix two colors.
- Munsell color charts
- Color mixing in handwoven cloth: The role of the draft
- Stripes and color mixing
- Exercise 2: Choosing drafts for effective color mixing
- Predicting how colors will mix when woven
- Exercise 3: Designing with color
- Color Study 4: Lessons to view + additional (optional) reading
- Pattern clarity, aka value contrast
- Creating complexity in pattern clarity: Shading
- Exercise 1: Bold, subtle, and shaded
- Exercise 2: Finding ways to create shading; "Borrowing" vs. "Stealing"
- Exercise 3: Critical analysis: What if?
- Design a project with as much visual complexity/interest as you want through your choice of contrast level, pattern scale, and pattern clarity.
- Pick a mood to convey in fabric and choose colors and weave structure to convey that mood.