Colour Value in Textiles

Colour value determines the light or darkness of a colour. Value is an important tool in the development of creative projects whether it is handspun yarn, tapestry or cloth. The morning seminar will present the function and application of colour value through a series of visual aids.
During the afternoon, participants will learn how to use a grey scale to create balanced colour combinations for their to textile/fibre works. Students are invited to bring in their projects to problem solve their colour value combinations.
Equipment: students will be advised at a later date
Material Costs: $15.00 (includes commercially made Grey Scale for each student)See More

my work

About twelve years ago I started experimenting with the smocked stitch and my hand painted silk.

My sculptured textiles, for the most part, have been based on a symmetrical grid structure. The pieces are each made from one piece of silk. Grid patterns are transferred to the silk. I add motifs with thickened dyes and then paint the grid structure. The silk is the steamed, washed, embroidered and smoked.

The images below show the process.


front Studio 72dpi
My studio

After years of renting we bought our first home in Tottenham 25 years ago. It had an old wooden detached garage. After using it as storage for our belonging as we renovated, my husband and I converted the garage into my studio.  Almost everything used to construct my studio was found, recycled and donated. It provides me with a bit of seclusion and enough space to get lost in my work.

The introduction:

Posting for the first time, is like looking at a blank canvas or should I say a white piece of cloth. My blog will reflect my work in the textile arts. I work with both cotton and silk, and apply different approaches to both medium. It will reflect the inspiration and direction of my current work as well as my creative process. Sharing information is important and is one of the reasons I teach. We all benefit from sharing our experiences and our knowledge. My Blog will be a platform to present a series of methods and techniques which I use, as well as teach.