Tuesday, May 6, 2014

More on Color

Today I found some images from a 271 year-old 
Encyclopedia of Color and Watercolor Paint. (Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau)

This past weekend I attended the Maryland Sheep and Wool  Festival. There were so many beautiful hand-painted/hand-dyed skeins of yarn of all types--merino, cashmere, alpaca, blends--you name it. It's probably a good thing that I don't knit. I wouldn't have been able to control myself.  I do some crochet but I have a lot of yarn I am planning to use for the throw that I started a year and a half ago. I haven't worked on it since the end of 2012.

If there had been some felt for sale I probably would have indulged. There was, but I already have quite a stash and there was nothing that stood out. But I love to look. Here's a felt brooch I made some time ago and gave to a friend. I embellished it with a tail feather from my African Grey parrot The felt is a very thick type made in Nepal. It's a dream to work with.

I did buy a table top loom I had looked at last year. I still wanted it so I decided to buy it. Since my studio is still all clean and orderly I figured I was allowed. I haven't started to mess with it yet. I need to string the warp threads. I didn't even know which was the warp and which was the woof. But I have no problem diving into something I know nothing about. It doesn't always work out but I'm always up for novelty.


cindy said...

Love the thoughts! I need a tour of the cleaned-up studio - maybe it will inspire me! Or you could clean up mine...

Martha Bright said...

You'll have to come over to see for real. Also have a lot of tulips blooming! What did you do with the gnome?

Jan said...

I think we are both color junkies. Did you ever sell your embellisher?