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Colour Mastery

Colour has meaning, power, and purpose. It can change how you feel about yourself and others. And our experience and understanding of colour is unique to each of us, depending on our cultural background and what we’ve learned about colour. For many people, there is no formal instruction in our education about colour beyond the colours of the rainbow. Let's explore Colour Theory, Cultural Colour, Wearing Colour and Designing with Colour.

In this series of mini lectures, I’d like to share with you more ideas to expand your understanding of colour. This series is for dyers, designers, knitters, spinners, weavers, and anyone who wants to put colours together in meaningful ways beyond the classic colour harmonies that we talked about in our previous colour theory workshop, Colour Play.

Colour has meaning, power, and purpose. It can change how you feel about yourself and others. And our experience and understanding of colour is unique to each of us, depending on our cultural background and what we’ve learned about colour. For many people, there is no formal instruction in our education about colour beyond the colours of the rainbow. And so there are many different topics that I want to explore in this series.

If you haven’t yet watched through our free Colour Play workshop, I highly encourage you to start there. That workshop is short but it leads you through the basics of colour theory and a simple way of exploring colour combinations.

So here’s the outline for this series:

  • Exploring More Colour Theory: In this series, we pick up where we left off in Colour Play and expand on some of those colour theory fundamentals by talking more about neutrals and chromatic neutrals, how they can be dyed and how you can combine them into multicoloured palettes for your projects.
  • Cultural Colour: Next, we’ll look at how colour can affect you physiologically and psychologically. We talk about what different colours mean to us as a society and how that might be different for other cultures. We have a quick look at methods specifying colours including the Pantone system and also look at the concept of colour forecasting.
  • Wearing Colour: we’ll also look at some theories about how you can choose colours which would work well with your own personal colouring.
  • Designing with Colour: Finally, we’ll talk about different ways to find inspiration for colour palettes and colour stories and how that can be realized in hand-dyeing.

I am passionate about colour and how it can bring comfort, healing, expression, and joy to all fibre artists, knitters, and makers. So I am very excited about getting started with you. 


If you ever have any questions or challenges during this course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and our team in the SOS community forums!

Plus, tag us on Instagram with #soscolourtheory #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

 

Looking to be more confident and learn more about choosing colours and colour combinations for your fibre arts crafts? We have a course to help! Join us over at the School of SweetGeorgia for Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour, taught by Felicia Lo Wong felicialowong!⁠

In this course you will learn how to:⁠
• Recognize essential colour theory vocabulary, like hue, saturation, value, and temperature.⁠
• Learn what traditional colour combinations and colour harmonies are and expand and morph those combinations into unique palettes.⁠
• Gain confidence to pick up any skein of yarn in any colour and have an idea of what you would combine with it and why.⁠
• Be inspired to look at a knitting pattern and envision what colours you would use for it and why.⁠

The goal is that you'll be able to use colours and choose colours to express yourself and your identity … so that you become even more uniquely YOU! Click our link in bio to learn more at Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour »⁠

Not yet a SOS Member? Use the code CRAFTWITHUS to begin a new 14-day trial with us for just $1. It’s a simple and risk-free way to see what the SOS site is all about.

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Hi everybody! I can't believe it's already November! With the new month comes new content… and so, hop on over to the School to see the new "Wearing Colour" module from Colour Mastery (all about personal colour analysis) as well as the first three videos of the new Yarnography: Photographing Textiles course.

Find both courses here: https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/course-library/

See you inside the School!

#yarnography #schoolofsweetgeorgia #photographingtextiles #personalcoloranalysis #sosyarnography #soscolourtheory

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With our "Colour Play" workshop, our goal was to help knitters learn to make their own colour palettes with confidence. Make a two, three, five, or more colour combination that works beautifully together and use that for your multi-coloured shawl or other knitting projects. Colour Play is free to sign up for at http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com. Here, @ramblinghoundphoto picked a few palettes when we did the workshop as a group at @sweetgeorgia. Show us your palettes! What are your favourite colour combinations? .
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Welcome to the School of SweetGeorgia! I'm so excited to share with you what I've been working on for months and dreaming about for years now! The "SOS" is online fibre arts education for the colour-obsessed crafter and we are building out our content starting with this mini colour theory workshop called "Colour Play". It's all about learning the very basics of colour theory and colour harmonies to help you begin to make your own colour combinations for knitting, spinning, weaving, or other projects. It's free and available now at http://schoolofsweetgeorgia.com (link in profile). Sign up and join us to learn about colour! .
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#schoolofsweetgeorgia #colourplay #sweetgeorgiayarns #colourtheory #enjoycolour #soscolourtheory

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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

25 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons
  • Course Certificate