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February 13th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Tiplet: Combining Colors

in: Tiplets

Most importantly, maybe you have not been color trained, but if you look at a combination, made a small swatch and LIKE THE RESULT – then the rules be damned –

CAVEAT: I do not currently sell any of the products mentioned, but I probably should since they are so personally helpful – That changes, I will edit this Tiplet

Must be something in the air, the same day a question comes up in Tunisian Crochet, I also get two emails asking me about learning aids.

There are so many excellent color references books and tools out there, but these are the ones, I like today.

Useful to “have in hand” the “Creative Color Wheel

It is described (and with a bit of practice really does work much more effectively than a basic color wheel) as “a tool for designers in all artistic mediums to help create color combinations and to understand color relationships… Helps organize colors to make choices and combinations easier… ”

Although I AM going to have to get them to include Crocheters and Kumihimists (braider) into the list of “artists”

Now if you want an insight into just how restrained my importance of swatching really is, I can be… another product those who are as wacky as I can be (I prefer wacky to a diagnosis of AR) is their Create-A-Wheel
An uncolored color wheel ready for you to paint your own favorite colors. A practical, hands-on, tool for teaching … color relationships. Although designed for use by painters, I have been know to make a larger copy of this and then glue yarns and fabrics to it until I find the combination that make me happy.

Because of the first can be just as useful when made last…
maybe you have not been color trained, but if you look at a combination, made a small swatch and LIKE THE RESULT – then the rules be damned

Enjoy the Making


  • 1

    One suggestion I was given and have passed along is to look at fabric with patterns and notice the color combinations that are most appealing to you, then use them. Frequently I have found combinations that I would not have considered on my own.
    I will definitely look for the Creative Color Wheel that you mentioned. Thank you for all your great input.

    Susan on February 13th, 2012
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    ? ? When I get a knitting book through Interlibrary Loan, and see something interesting, I often swatch it before I have to send the book back.

    Jayden Thomson on May 18th, 2012


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