Thursday, March 7, 2013

Color Fundamentals for Spinners and Weavers

Color Fundamentals for Spinners and Weavers: Saturday March 16, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Presenter: Rosalie Williams

Location: Askew’s Foods Community Room, 2701-11 Ave NE, Salmon Arm (Ask at Customer Service for directions to the room upstairs.) Complimentary coffee will be provided by Askew’s. You may purchase a snack or sandwich to munch on during the afternoon.

During this hands-on 4 hour workshop, you will briefly consider the psychology of color, but you ‘ll mostly play with colored yarns and threads while taking the mystery out of color theory. Referring to a Color Wheel, you ‘ll gain familiarity with color harmonies such as monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, triadic, and other color schemes. You’ll learn the significance of intensity and value in making pleasing color combinations. You’ll find sources of inspiration that will help you get out of the color “rut” that you may find yourself in. You’ll gain the confidence to try new color combinations when you discover a historically proven “formula”. By the end of the session, you’ll have a collection of color wrappings that you can use in future yarn production, felting and weaving.

Supplies list: many various colors of thrums/yarns in a size that wraps around a ruler not fewer than 15 times per inch – ie not too thick. (This is to be shared with the group). Paper and pencil. Adhesive tape, small scissors, 3 ring binder, your favorite colorful magazine with lots of pictures for cutting up.

Cost $15 per member; $25 for non-members

Suitable for 10 to 15 people. Preregistration before Thursday March 14 is required: contact Rosalie by email or by phone 250 260 3387. Insufficient registration will result in cancellation of the program.