Friday, February 10, 2012

Color playing

I've been busy busy busy getting fabric and supplies - mostly fabric - ready for the upcoming workshop.   Reading her supply/instructions list, and whatever I could glean on line, it was clear that lots of fabric is good.  More fabric is better.  And FQ's are no good.  It did say, "bring full yards as much as possible, and whatever you can afford of the rest.  But that was not intended to be FQ, it seems.  I bought two FQ stacks thinking it was the only way I would get enough colors, now I'm feeling like maybe that was a waste and I should have bought 1/2 yards of fewer colors with that cash.  All this sorting and folding and ironing and analyzing has been an interesting exercise in thinking about color.  How many colors can the eye recognize?  Which ones are darks/ lights?  I LOST my little red fabric viewer!  Drat.  Either I misplaced it, accidentally threw it away, or the gd's picked it up, played with it and left it somewhere random.  I will have to buy another one,  but in the meantime I think I will put these photos onto Photoshop and unsaturate them or whatever the term is.

At this point I have about 64 yards, with a few duplicates, so probably 60 colors.  But I feel like so much is missing!   Here are the yellows, greens and oranges.  Color is SO hard to photograph correctly!

These are the reds, pinks and purples:

And this is what I have for grays, blacks, browns and beiges.  In addition there are 5 yards of pure black, 5 of pure (snow) white, and three of my fav. charcoal gray.  (She requested 4 yds black and white, I upped it and added the gray).

And THESE are just a few of the colors that are totally missing from the spectrum so far.
I was hoping to get an order in to Pink Chalk before the end of the week for a few (10?) more yards of missing colors, but I have not had (taken) time to figure out the best choices yet.  Maybe today.  I want to buy what I can locally, and I went to Fabric Etc. and used the 20% discount I'd been saving for the black and white and also some of the requested stripes and prints.

Just from a solid color roll I had, here are colors that seem to be totally missing -  I think I have too many darks and lights and no middles.

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