Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Just cut the red scarves off the loom and it's a perfect example of the principle that value is more important than hue.
Each of these scarves was woven with a different weft colour, but all of them were about the same value.
From left to right the weft colours are:
burgundy, kelp, black and chocolate
Not a totally fair comparison of course because none of the scarves have exactly the same colours in the warp, but interesting nonetheless. I think you can see that the black weft scarf has the purest/brightest colours - the rest are a bit softer in appearance.
When I'm weaving a painted warp like this, I try to match the weft colour (hue) to the dominant look of the warp. Therefore the bit that had the most of a dark olive green got the kelp. The bit that had a dark brownish purple got the chocolate.
Having such a lively red on the loom was very happy making. :)