Whether making art, jewelry or designing fashion, I want to create movement, contrast, and balance. Before I pull out beads, paint and bolts of fabric I need to understand the language of color and employ the tools to help me use and mix different colors together. It all begins with the Color Wheel, an indispensable tool for me. These color-planning tools help me to choose great combinations for designing and piecing my textile art and wearable art.
This is a great way to find your personal palette for each project.
The color wheel defines a color palette that may extend throughout the year and cross over into other aspects of my life, in my fashion, my home interiors, my textile designs and my jewelry making.
Color is an element of design. There is much information to found about Color Theory; it is a life long journey. Below are color tools that I presently use.
This article is from Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) weekly online newsletter. I truly appreciate and love textiles and the art of quilting. I do not need a special day to celebrate or come together with friends to show my appreciation for quilting and quilters. But it just so happens that my Quilt Guild, Uhuru meets on that day, and I will surely be there and spend my day with sister quilters, some old friends and some new friends, lots of quilts and food.
Several organizations have activities planned to celebrate National Quilting Day on March 16! The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, USA, will hold a kickoff event on March 16, at 10am CST. Quilters from around the world are invited to watch the event via live stream on The National Quilt Museum's Facebook page. Be sure to log in early as high viewership is expected.
Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is celebrating National Quilting Day throughout the entire month with her annual Instagram Quilt Festival again. Quilt makers of all kinds can use the prompts provided to exchange information, tips, and inspiration. If you've ever wondered what to post on your quilt-related Instagram account, this activity is a convenient starting point.
Other quilt museums will have local celebrations on March 16. The International Quilt Study Center & Museum and the Virginia Quilt Museum have scheduled various lectures, demonstrations, and activities. Bring your quilt to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and learn about your quilt's history, including the styles, patterns, fabrics and estimated age. The New England Quilt Museum will host a SAQA panel on the Creative Power of Artists both in celebration of National Quilting Day as well as SAQA's 30th anniversary this year!