Sunday, April 01, 2012
Earth and Sky Triads : Another Candiotic Table of Periodic Color
The past few weeks, I've been working on dyeing the swatches for a 2nd Candiotic Table with 2 other sets of primaries. See the Brights & Naturals Table here. Again, it amazes me how many colors can come out of 3 simple primaries (in this case 66 swatches per set of primaries). And I haven't even gotten into shades and tones here--that's the next couple lessons.
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A few notes on the making of this table :
Sky Triad Primaries :
Lemon Yellow (ProChem)
Sky Blue (Dharma)
Earth Triad Primaries :
Golden Yellow (ProChem)
Strongest Red (ProChem)
Deep Navy (ProChem)
Quite a range with all these choices, isn’t there?
Yes, I love color and texture, too!
* Lots of gorgeous dark, earthy colors -- blues, grays, browns. Rich!
* Lots of nice purples in the sky set, too.
* It was a worthwhile exercise doing these extra 2 sets for the additional colors and recipes.
*Some of the colors were so dark in the earth set, I thought they would get lost if I mounted in on black felt. So for this round, I went with the recommended white felt. However, the local felt that I was able to buy was not wide enough. I didn't want to wrestle with a bulky seem rippling the background, so I butted the edges together and used a bridging stitch :
However, I was afraid that might pull apart in future ... so I found this fusible tape intended for joining batting. It worked like 2 charms! It seems strong and reinforces the seam, without adding bulk. It also stays pliable. I was also concerned about not making that seem stiff with additional layers of fusible. I think this was a good choice for extending the background field of felt.
Next lesson is color wheels ...