Color,Color Everywhere, But Which One to Pick?

Posted By Joan Pont on April 13, 2012

There are so many decisions before starting a new project.  Since we may be way beyond cook book weaving, and not slavishly copying instructions from a kit or magazine, it is possible to get stuck and feel overwhelmed with so many choices.   I can get into the rut, if this is going to take xxx hours, it better come out looking decent!

So learn a few tips from the experts.  Exemplary technique comes from practice.  Great fabric structure comes from detailed information from sources like Mastering Weave Structures by Sharon Alderman.

But color?  Look no further than the Monday meeting of the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild meeting with speaker Jan Langon.  Steal paper, pencils, scissors and glue sticks from your kid’s backpack (who am I kdding, they only have Ipads in there and never actually touch real things anymore!).   “Making Sense of Color” will be a hands on session  working with paper and fiber materials, exploring contrast as a way to enlarge our appreciation of color.  This is based on Johannes Itten’s color system which is best understood through practice (like everything else in life).

Jan attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and then spent a summer at the Haystack Mt School of Crafts with Jack Lenor Larson, Anni Albers and Lilli Blumeneau.  What a combination of talent that must have been.  See you Monday, April 16, 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, home of the Marin Society of Artists, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross.  Guests can contribute $5 for the talk.

Artful Pastel, tapestry

Jan Langdon, Artful Pastel, tapestry