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.