COLOUR PLANNING

SPRINGTIME TULIPS


I have always loved the colours and  shapes of fields from the window of an airplane as it takes off from an airport-especially in Europe where the size and shapes of the fields are so different from those here in Quebec (long, long , and straight as can be for miles and miles!! )
I can't imagine seeing all this colour from the window!
Fields  or . . . .
a patchwork quilt of TULIPS in SPRINGTIME!!in Holland . . . . . .spectacular!

YO COLOUR!in MONTREAL!!!

 via TANIS FIBRE ARTSSource: tanisfiberarts.blogspot.com via Tanis Fiber 
THRILLED this morning to discover all these amazing coloured YARNS  and  so surprised that  they are right here in MONTREAL! 
Tanis dyes them herself and knits  terrific things and  they can all be found online on her BLOG   or  on PINTEREST!
She has a studio in her home  more or less like mine full of dyed wools and yarn for Binding rugs . . .
Jen check it out! Reminds me of your 95 skeins dyed last weekend! 
SO inspiring to look at  . . .
Must find where one can buy in Montreal for all my knitting friends and fellow rug hookers . . .I imagine it can be ordered online . .I just have not had time to inquire . . .Im inito dyeing woolen fabric and knitiing  cotton sweaters for birthday coming up . . .on my knitting machine . . . .

VOILA! the  DYE RACK! BEAUTIFUL TANIS!

COLOUR & DESIGN

 I saw this  colourful quilt online at blu-shed.blogspot  check out HERE .  on 14 MARCH .
Somehow  it reminds me of last weeks colourful rugs from Guatemala . . .its a playful quilt I would love to have . . .maybe some of those small pieces of wool left over from a rug?Just start with a square  . . .anywhere . . .make lots  . . .and then put them all together . . . .

SENSATIONAL COLOUR & DESIGN





THIS is A MARKET FULL OF
DESIGN and COLOUR!
and  the clothing !

Words can not say how wonderful this sight must be to stand there and look in real life . . .
(Join Mary Ann Wise on her 2013  GUATEMALAN rug hooking trip to do so!)
. . . .
How would we all see the world around us if this was our everyday clothing?!!!
Their rugs say it all.The combinations of colour are so good and happy!
What I really like are all the designs  and colours mixed side by side . . .some would say its all too BUSY!!I myself can not get enough . . .It just absolutely thrills me to look at it all !
I have , I hope ,been influenced  . . .
I am writing up my class for Shelburne rug school on COLOUR  & DESIGN . . .look out  folks!
''Busy'' will be vanished from our vocabulary! . . .
(I certainly hope!For always!)

COLOUR IT BEAUTIFUL!


I absolutely LOVE this rug!

SPECTACULAR!
The colours dance around and are all placed in  perfect balance throughout one beside the other -no logic -just feel good everywhere and the result is I feel good today just looking at it . . .
and also there is something  primitive that I just love about this rug . . .it is hooked with what was around the house . . .no fuss no muss . .just  
GO HOOK IT!
I so wish I could be so carefree more often . . . .

and  . . .THANK YOU CLAIRE  for  this heart warming message!
Glad you are paying attention!!!

love the Guatemala rug.. of course I should -it is so filled with happy warm colours! beautiful..
thank you Judith for being such an inspirational teacher who explores every possibility for us hookers! it is so important that we get pushed out of our comfort zone to create better visual experiences!
You 'da BEST!
Claire

AUTUMN COLOURS

Now that everyone knows the RUG SHOW is happening this year . . .


Ive collected  the rugs and labeled them and registered online at the Green Mountain Guild site . . .before 1st november . . .


I am back now into hooking and dyeing . . .colour seems to be everywhere these days . . .if one looks . . . .otherwise
 it is dark black at 6:45 AM and  getting there at 5:30 PM . . . .. . . which means HALLOWEEN is around the corner and  immediately after that Christmas . . .what a thought . . .so much to do . . .
OK ,back to hooking . . . . .

DESIGNING and COLOUR PLANNING


One never knows where or when inspiration will pop up . . .Yesterday while doing the laundry I suddenly got terribly inspired by this DANISH childrens wear fabric . . .I dont know what I might do to change it into a BACKGROUND for my next rug . . .but its in my head and thats a start . . . .
A ''focus fabric'' is always a good place to start  for colour planning if you are stuck . . .usually it is always  colours you like . . .so you have a good feeling about it already . . .then build your design around it . . .
Meanwhile I have got to finish that BORDER I am having such a hard time with . . . . . . .will post soon when its done!I hope before CHRISTMAS!