Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pushing the Limits

One of the things working in a series does is make me push the limits of my comfort zone. 

I don't have an intuitive understanding of colour, rather I have had to work at it by experimenting.  Mostly I have had to take a deep breath and just jump into the deep end.  

Sometimes I have been very pleased.  Other times?   Not so much.  

As I begin to run low on colours, though not yarn, I am being forced to be more and more adventurous in terms of the colours I am putting into this series of towels.  My challenge in particular is to use up a whole lot of the two ply cotton stub and linen yarn I inherited from my friend.  Since the yarn is so brown, I have been sticking to the more neutral beige yarns as much as possible.  But I'm running out of the variegated yarn I'm using as the accent colour so I finally came up with this combination this afternoon.

Only time - and weaving it - will tell if I've made a good choice.  Sometimes you just have to throw caution, and doubt, to the Winds!


Sandra Rude said...

Yeah, when you're weaving to sell, you can't stick to *your* comfort zone colors. Not everyone has the same relationship to the color wheel, and if you don't land in your not-comfort-zone occasionally, you might not sell to those folks. I really like that towel!

Peg Cherre said...

I really like that towel, too, at least in the photo. I also agree with Sandra on the reality of weaving to sell. I routinely (? - probably not often enough) make myself weave colors that don't speak to me, things I would never wear or choose for my home. Sometimes they sell well, sometimes not, but that's also true of the colors I love. :-)

I've also committed myself to using up stash this year. We'll see how well I do at it.