Understanding Color Relationships in Weaving: How to anticipate color interactions between warp and weft On Demand Web Seminar

Sara Bixler discusses color theory and how you can successfully apply that to your weaving in this downloadable web seminar.
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Color theory and its application in weaving is one of the most distressing hurdles for most weavers to overcome. The decision in the color selection process when designing a new piece can be very frustrating and confusing. It’s only for a select few that this is something innate and comes quite naturally, for the rest of the weaving community we must rely on some basic color theory knowledge, tools, sampling and observations to aid in our design process.

 

Sara will guide you through a series of exercises that will help you as a weaver make more informed decisions when choosing colors for your weavings. She will highlight key aspects in color theory that will make or break the final piece based on simple principals any weaver can learn and add to their repertoire. Citing specific examples she will convey to her viewers simple observations they can make in their everyday life that can be replicated and applied to ensure success and harmony in their finished woven pieces before the warp is wound and the weft is placed in the shuttle. Join her to lift the veil of secrecy behind choosing the right colors in your next weaving project.

 

Fundamental knowledge you will receive:

  • Rudimentary Color theory and terminology specifically centered around weaving.
  • Comprehension of the similarities and differences in color principles among different mediums such as painting comparatively to weaving.
  • Knowledge of the elements that effect color interactions in weaving.
  • How to manipulate colors and use them to your advantage to convey to your audience/viewer a certain mood, coherence or discord if you so choose.
  • Better understanding on how to choose color compositions that are harmonious, and why those relationships coexist so well together.
  • What tools are available to you as a weavers to help aid you in the decision making processes when designing a piece.
  • How we perceive color values as an individual may affect how proficiently we arrange colors within a piece.

About the Instructor:

 

Sara Bixler is a resident weaving instructor at the Mannings Handweaving School in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. She holds her degrees in Art Education and Fine Arts from Edinboro University. Her wide-ranging knowledge and love of weaving she gives credit to her father, weaver and instructor Tom Knisely who has been encouraging her artistic ventures since early childhood. Sara’s personal passion is color; how it influences our world, all things that reside in it and how we identify with it.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Weavers in all levels of weaving experience.
  • Weavers in need of assistance defining basic color theory terms, in real life terminology.
  • Weavers who have experienced angst over choosing the “right” color(s) in their weaving.
  • Weavers wanting to gain insight into why certain colors “work together” and others should remain isolated.
  • Weavers looking for tools to aid in the color decision making process when designing a piece.
  • Weavers wanting more control in the planning process, rather than being surprised or disappointed at the end of the weaving and finishing.
  • Weavers who are looking to expand beyond their comfort or safe zone in color selections to create exciting, bold and new combinations.
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP9513
Product Type Web Seminar Download
Author/Designer Sara Bixler
File Type MP4
Reviews
Customer Reviews (4)
Disappointing
Not much new here. There were some tartan examples, but not the kinds of things most people weave.

It would have benefited with more color examples.
Review by Sue (Posted on 10/30/2015)
A must-have for all weavers
I was really good at creating patterns for needlepoint and fair isle knitting but those design principles did not seem to apply to weaving. "Beautiful" color combinations ended up looking like mud in a woven sample. Sara explains what was causing my problems and the principles behind combining color for weaving. Review by Nancy (Posted on 9/30/2015)
Interesting presentation
Sarah is one of my favorite teachers. I didn't realize until I watched this that it was a slide presentation rather than live. But Sarah again did an excellent job. thank you for her series. Review by Peg (Posted on 9/17/2015)
Comprehensive overview of basic color theory
Sara did a very nice job of presenting color basics. Her use of works by great artists followed by a tartan example using the same colors was a wonderful illustration of how color plays out in weaving. I plan to return to the webinar download to re-listen and pick up things I'm sure I missed. I also want to check out the links provided at the end. Kudos to Sara for carrying on the family tradition of great teaching! Review by Linda Lou (Posted on 3/21/2015)
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