July 25, 2008

Colour Wheel Recommendation...

Hi to ReBecca and Heidi - thanks for joining and subscribing to my blog. To answer ReBecca's question about the type of colour wheel shown on the July 20th entry - the one I use is by Joen Wolfrom called the 3-in-1 COLOR TOOL. It is available in most reputable quilting stores.

She breaks colours down into 24 pure colours but on the card for each one, she has also added the tints (white added), the shades (black added), and the tones (grey added) to make the entire colour family.

Here is the wheel as it applies to my piece on strawberries, along with a close-up of some of the cards.



I have sorted every piece of fabric I own, every machine thread, every hand-stitching thread and yarn, and every bead into the 24 colours. Here is a photo of my hand threads (in my new resource room) in the 24 colours...

and a close-up of four of them...



I really like this system and find it makes it so much easier to start working on pieces having everything broken into the 24 colours. She also discusses the five basic plans for picking a colour scheme and has information on the back of each card concerning (1)monochromatic, (2) complementary, (3)analogous, (4)split-complementary and (5)triadic and how it applies to that particular colour. This is a wonderful tool I can highly recommend to any type of artist.

1 comment:

narkeymarkey said...

hi donna, what a great blog! looks like you had a fantastic trip this summer :)

i must say that i did smile when looking at your photos - i too come back with photos of markets, colours, shapes and patterns in the architecture - not the usual tourist postcard snaps for the family album!

thanks for the colour wheel recommendation. i am so in awe of your organised shelves - this is what i aspire to :) rather than the shelving unit tucked away in a cupboard whose doors i can't shut any more due to the avalanche of materials! hugs tracy

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