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Stumped about which colors to use in a craft project? Color Works by Deb Menz gives you practical, hands-on tools for using color in nine crafts including knitting, spinning, weaving, quilting, surface design and more.


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Color Works
The Crafters Guide to Color

Author: Deb Menz
Pages: 115
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Interweave Press
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4L0244
Weight: 1.7 lb
MSRP: $24.95

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Successfully working with color is a skill anyone can learn!

Stumped about which colors to use in a craft project? Color Works gives you practical, hands-on tools for using color in nine crafts including knitting, spinning, weaving, quilting, surface design (including stenciling and rubber stamping), hand and machine-embroidery, beadwork, and paper collage.

Color theory principles are demystified with clear explanations, examples, and more than 270 hand-crafted swatches that bring color palettes to life in all nine mediums. And use the handy back pocket to store all your ideas.

Master the color spectrum with Color Works and leave the guesswork behind.

A 32-page interactive section features:

  • A pull out color wheel
  • Two color value scales
  • Perforated hue cards (great for taking to the shop to buy supplies)

About the Author

Deb Menz is an accomplished artist and teacher, and is the author of the classic Color in Spinning (Interweave Press, 1998). She lives in Middleton, Wisconsin, with her husband and two teenage children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
iv
Hexad Harmony
78
Introduction
1
6 Characteristics of Media
81
1 Describing Color
3
Spinning Fibers
83

Hue Family

4
Knitting Yarns
84

Value

6
Weaving Yarns
85

Saturation

8
Fabrics and Threads for Hand Embroidery
86
2 Basic Color Relationships
13
Beads for Embroidery
87

Learning Your Way around the Color Wheel

15
Fabrics for Surface Design
88

Complex Colors

16
Fabrics and Threads for Machine Embroidery
89

Warm and Cool Colors

18
Fabrics for Quilting
90

Undertones

20
Papers for Collage
91

Undertones and Neutrals

22
7 Choosing Colors and Design
93

Analogous Colors

24
Spinning
94

Complimentary Colors

26
Knitting
96
3 Understanding Value
35
Weaving
98
Major Keys
38
Hand Embroidery
100
Minor Keys
44
Bead Embroidery
102
4 Color Contrasts
53
Surface Design
104
Simultaneous Contrast
54
Machine Embroidery
106
Contrast of Saturation
56
Quilting
108
Contrast with Neutrals
58
Paper Collage
110
Contrast of Proportions
62
Suppliers
112
5 Color Harmonies
65
About the Fibers Squares
113
Split Complementary Harmony
66
Index
114
Double Split Complementary Harmony
68
8 Using the Color Tools
115
Triad Harmony
70
Color Wheel
117
Double Triad Harmony
72
Value Scale
119
Tetrad Harmony
74
Hue Family Colours
121
Square Tetrad Harmony
76
Color Harmony Overlays
133


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