Color Courage: Color and Weave Structure by Tien Chiu
June 12 th and 13th

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I took one of the 18 two-day workshops offered for weavers, spinners, felters and knitters.

Here we were assigned to match the small skeins to the colours on the cards we were given.

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Colour theory lessons. Less saturated on the left, more saturated on the right.

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This set is lined up darkest to lightest.

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It was tested by taking a photo in black and white. I didn't get it right the first time and had to do some rearranging.

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We were also introduced to software that lets us see how two colours combine and the effect of different weave structures. We could zoom this view from fine to very large as well.

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Tien also brought along many woven samples for us to examine.

It was an intense learning experience, and left us with the knowledge and confidence to choose yarns that will work to show off our hand woven items in the manner that we desire, whether for the fashion runway or the kitchen table.

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