black & white and playing with colors
Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on.
The giant granny square blanket, soon to be cardigan is blocked. Two quick seams, and it’ll stop being a certainly-not-small sized blanket, and be a cardigan.
And I’ve spent most of this week playing with colors + embroidering swatches of color. Weeks and weeks (and weeks ago), I asked what things trip you up when you’re planning colorwork projects, or working with color?
Since then, I’ve been experimenting and playing around with color, color theory, and how to practice working with colors. Kind of exploring the idea of color theory for knitters (and other crafty types). Going deeper into color theory, than just complimentary colors, and monochromatic color schemes. Pinning down how to translate abstract color theory into real world clothes, projects, and wardrobes, and vise versa.
So, I’ve been doing lots of writing, and rewriting, and messy-messing-about-re-re-writing, (and swatching) and I’m beginning to think that I maybe have tentatively found something – and maybe (just maybe) I’ve hit the point where these disparate bits and pieces are coming together into something. And that’s always a damn good feeling.
Must be a great feeling indeed. And might I say those explorations into colour are looking amazing!
It is indeed an amazing feeling Tahnee. I know the messy-messing about process is part of any creative project, but starting to pin things down always feels excellent.
Saw this in the Times today and thought it might interest you. Another aid to experimentation?
ColorSearch, founded by ArtBinder’s Alexandra Chemla, uses the mathematical value of artworks’ colors to allow users to search visually.