Joen Wolfrom's exquisite quilt book, Color Play, and her ingenious 3-in-1 Color Tool, gently guides you through color understanding and how to approach your next quilt, needlework or craft project. Easy steps to imaginative color is now at your fingertips.
1. Reference Tool: Ultimate 3-in1 Color Tool
Sharla Hicks' Note about Book Color Play:
Exquisite photography from nature and high quality color printing make you want to curl up and study the value scales, color wheel diagrams, sample blocks and quilt examples that guide you toward understanding the role of color in quilts. The quilt gallery pages will inspire you to begin your next quilt with new color understanding!
Broaden your color experience and stretch your imagination with creative color play. Now selecting colors for your quilt designs will be fun, and your quilts can live up to their visual potential!
"The wonderful format of Color Play is a joy to use.
Joen makes learning about color fun and interesting."
Mariam Nathan Roberts, quilt artist and teacher
"All quilters love color! Joan presents 24 glorious colors
in a unique way that you can easily translate into your own dynamic
quilts. The concise text, well organized illustrations, and beautiful
quilts make this a book every quilter show own."
Judy Dales, quilt artist, teacher and author
|Chapter 1:||Mother Nature and Her Imaginative Color Play|
|Chapter 2:||Mother Nature Knows Best: The Most Beautiful Ways to Put Color Together|
|Chapter 3:||Yummy Yellows: Yellows, Golden Yellows, Chartreuse|
|Chapter 4:||Gorgeous Greens: Green, Yellow-Green, Spring Green, Blue-Green, and Aqua Green|
|An Exhibits of Colorful Quilt|
|Chapter 5:||Blissful Blues: Blue, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise, and Aqua Blue|
|Chapter 6:||Very Royal Violets: Blue-Violet, Red-Violet, Purple, and Fuchsia|
|Chapter 7:||Rambunctious Red: Red, Orange-Red, Blue-Red, Magenta|
|Chapter 8:||Outrageous Oranges: , Orange, Yellow-Orange, and Orange-Yellow|
|Chapter 9:||Irresistible Illusions: Depth, Luminosity, Luster, Shadows, Highlights, and Transparency|
There is NO need to know color theory
Create perfect color combinations every time with this indispensable tool for Quilters, Needleworker, and Crafters. The Ultimate 3-in-1 Color tool is a color-planning tool that helps you choose great combinations every time!
Larger cards (3.25" x 8") which translates to LARGER color
swatches and expanded guidelines for use.
NOTE: Simple and straight forward instruction for using each card and the 5 listed color wheel solutions.
Each Color Card is 2 sided
Side 1 & Side 2
Side 1 features: one pure color with 16 variations specific
to the color family in tints (white added), shades (black added)
and tones (gray added) and the Ives Color Wheel solutions showing
the Monochromatic, Complementary, Analogous, Split-complementary,
and Triad solutions (See example above)
NOTE: Once your color scheme has been chosen, use each color's Color Card to help you determine your colors or fabrics. NOTE: It is not possible to include every possibility for a color, so you match to the closest family. Care has been taken to ensure that a complete range of colors has been addressed.
New! Side 2 features: Additional variations PLUS the Color Codes for 816 CMYK and RGB formulas, plus Hex numbers for Website design. (See example above)
Value Finders (red and green translucent plastic) Use to view and determine contrast without the distractions of color. Using the Value Finder will help you determine which color on the Color Card is the correct value.
Handy, take-along size, refer to it at home, in your studio, or while shopping
The Color Cards can be arranged to fan out on its pivot hinged screw to form a color wheel.