Monday, April 4, 2016

Shifting into Neutral - Online Workshop

When we think of neutral colours we often put grey and all the lighter values that black gradation might give us. But did you know there is so much more than just those?

Think of all the soft and delicate sherbet colours, gentle taupes and browns, plus light and pale colours of the wonderful spring we are enjoying right now. Have you wondered how to get those values into your palette of dyed fabrics?

In colour theory, a neutral is  a colour that is neither warm nor cool. Neutral colors result from the combination of two complementary colours (e.g., red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple) or by mixing the three primaries together.
Neutrals play an important role in bringing our art to life, they are used to emphasis the structure or form and give the eye a place to rest so that we can return the the art again and see or appreciate more.

Another way of considering a neutral is "minimalistic", that is often why we decorate our homes with neutrals, so that "pops" of colour will show up more, plus neutral colors are easier to match with patterns and many other colors.

Now, do I have your interest? Would you like to learn more about mixing neutrals for your fabric palette? Join me as we explore together different ways of creating wonderful colours in a fun and creative online workshop. The workshop begins April 14th, there is extensive video and print learning, plus an opportunity to meet your fellow classmates and share your experiences.
You can find out more and register here:

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