One of the tools in my toolbelt is to choose a limited palette and work with it. One of the issues that used to stymie me was that as a fabric dyer, I could literally have any color I wanted – the overwhelming amount of choices would freeze me. I discovered the joy of working with a limited palette 3+ years ago as I began making quArt. I worked with my warm palette for quite a long time, and found it very freeing!
The point is that I can work with these colors in all different modes of textile art, the work in one area feeds the work in another! I still love working with these colors, but my very first custom bag customer asked for a red bag – turns out she was actually talking about the deep dark orange I use, but I dyed some lovely red canvas, and made her bag:
Well, this is all a long way to say that I’m contemplating another set of colors: There’s a certain plum and dark tealy-turquoise I’ve been trying to dye, and I finally hit on the what I’m looking for. Here’s a 1st glance at another palette I’m calling the Jewels:
I can’t wait to see what I can make with this!