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Friday, February 1, 2013

Color Theory


 The March winds have come early here in the south and February is roaring like a lion. I stayed in today and did some weaving, made some new pendants, and mostly found every excuse to stay in out of the cold. I managed to get the skein of yarn I got from Cindy at Handstories rolled into a ball with no knots and then transferred on to one of my antique spools. It didn't really have to go on the spool, the ball was fine, but it looks so pretty on the spool, and I should use them, I have them.....
I'm thinking the yarn I got from Cindy might become a long skinny scarf for moi. I don't think I can give up this beautiful fiber, so yummy to hold!!!
 I also ripped up an old Gap shirt from the thrift store that had the same colors in it that I was using for this weaving and stuck a few pieces in here and there. I like leaving the buttons on, just adds another layer of depth I think.
With this piece I'm just practicing patterns and color combinations. So much still to learn about this process......
 I wove a few things from nature yesterday, my mind was in sort of a far away winter place and this just drifted out of me. I like the texture so much. More about this later...... Anna, I finally found a place for the little feathers you sent me :)
I like the way this is coming together although it doesn't really look like my color palette at all, except maybe for the turquoise, but it seems to work. I had color theory in college, but my teacher was a valium junkie, and we mostly just painted gradiated shades of color every day while she slept. I actually have a photo of her asleep with her head in her hands, but it might not be nice to publish it. I can paint a hundred different shades of gray, but I don't know shite about color theory. I do, however, have pretty good taste, and I worked in the furniture and clothing business most of my career, so I have some idea of what works and what doesn't and I know what looks pretty. It would be nice to put colors together the correct way, but right now, I'm just picking up random spools of yarn and weaving them all together to see what happens. I have a feeling my style of weaving may be like raku is for me. Just add some color, throw it in the fire and see what you get. Much more fun than having expectations of an outcome and all that.
 Way too much pressure when you have expectations. Better to be surprised!

17 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

Looks great Tracey! There is a website that shows how to set up a big garden(literally in your garden) tapestry loom where you weave with only natural materials. That small piece really reminds me of that!

Tracey Broome said...

I looked this up, there are so many great ideas for a garden weaving loom, now I just need a garden, I would totally do this!

Trish said...

Tracey... for "just picking up the yarn etc." you are doing a fabulous job!! The colours are great and the weaving patterns super..:)..you do have an eye..:)Cheers. T.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Trish!

Laura Farrow said...

I am digging that mix media! You have a way with that. xo

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Laura, I know, I really like mixing things together, always have. I'm not sure why it has taken me this long to get to weaving! We shall see where it goes.....

Susan Wells said...

Will you please please please have an exhibition and do a gallery talk on color theory!???? I want to be there. It comes so naturally to you and plus you know the mechanics. People would come from far and wide to see your work and listen.

Tracey Broome said...

I don't do stand up talks, it freaks me out:) plus I don't know what the hell I'm doing, haha! But aren't you sweet for suggesting it, or either you are being facetious xoxo

Michèle Hastings said...

I really like that you left the buttons on. The mixed media piece is very cool too. We did those in the weaving class I took in high school, it was about the only interesting thing we did in the class, as I may have said before, we had a rather lame teacher.

Tracey Broome said...

Lame teachers seem to have been the theme of our generation, I had many of them! I did something like this with a textile summer camp I did, the kids loved it:) I was not a lame teacher, ha!

Susan Wells said...

I'm not kidding:) See, you wasnotalameteacher!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

You do have a great eye for design, that's for sure! I love the new work, it compliments your barn work...they would make great families.

Tracey Broome said...

Susan: xoxo
Hey Kathy, thanks, that's the plan, I hope....

handstories said...

you make the yarn look better and better!
love your color choices & the little weaving- it looks like it's holding good memories.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Cindy, good memories indeed, will talk about it later this week.....

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