Color is often the first thing we notice in a woven fabric. Beautiful color combinations in our handwovens bring us joy. Less successful combinations can leave us disappointed and perplexed. Because warp and weft colors interact in a woven fabric, knowing how our eyes perceive combinations of colors can help us achieve the results we are aiming for. Our eyes can distinguish as many as a million different colors. But we can use the underlying concepts of color value and color saturation to understand how specific colors will blend, enrich each other, or energize each other in a woven cloth.
In this class, students can expect to:
Understand basic color terminology
Gain experience in seeing value and saturation differences in yarns
Learn how weave structure affects the way that colors are perceived in a fabric
Practice choosing colors to achieve different moods and effects