Color Works (häftad)
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Interweave Press Inc
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245 x 195 x 20 mm
740 g
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Color Works (häftad)

Color Works

The Crafter's Guide to Color

Häftad Engelska, 2004-04-01


We all love color-its boundless array of hues dazzles our eyes, expresses our moods, and enriches our very lives. Thanks to Deb Menz, master teacher and author of the highly respected book Color in Spinning (Interweave Press, 1998), you can now explore colors with confidence in whatever craft medium you call your favorite. This is the first book to bring the principles of color theory down to a practical level and apply them to knitting, spinning, weaving, surface design (including stenciling and rubber stamping), hand- and machine-embroidery, beadwork, quilting, and paper collage. Basic color concepts are presented in sections on color description, values, contrasting and complementary colors, warm and cool colors, undertones, using color relationships, and much more. But the real treat is seeing a dynamic palette of color harmonies worked up in each medium! This approach is invaluable for mixed-media artists or those who simply dabble in more than one craft. Also included is a pull-out color wheel and a very handy section of hue cards in perforated format that are easy to remove and use for planning, matching, and shopping for supplies. If understanding color is the bridge to creative expression, how did we ever live without this book?
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This is a book all crafters should have on their bookshelf. If you have ever struggled with colour, and let's face it, most people do - let this book be your guide. It's for all levels of crafters from beginner to experienced and will no doubt improve your work as colour is often the key that holds a piece together. I like the spiral bound format - it lays flat whilst you experiment. You can conquer your fear fo colour with this brilliant

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Deb Menz is an accomplished artisan, teacher, and author. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she became intrigued and obsessed with color and fiber and chose to make the textile arts her profession. Her first book, Color in Spinning (Interweave Press, 1998), became a classic. She lives in Middleton, Wisconsin, with her husband and two teenage children.


Contents Acknowledgements Introductions Describing Color: Hue Family, Value, Saturation Basic Color Relationships: Learning Your Way Around the Color Wheel, Complex Colors, Warm and Cool COlors, Undertones, Undertones with Neutrals, Analogous Colors, Complementary Colors Understanding Value: Major Keys, Minor Keys Color Contrasts: Simultaneous Contrast, Contrast of Saturation, Contrast with Neutrals, Contrast of Proportions Color Harmonies: Split Complementary Harmony, Double Split Complementary Harmony, Triad Harmony, Double Triad Harmony, Tertrad Harmony, Square Tetrad Harmony, Hexad Harmony Characteristics of Media: Spinning Fibers, Knitting Yarns, Weaving Yarns, Fabrics and Threads for Hand Embroidery, Beads for Embroidery, Fabrics for Surface Design, Fabrics and Threads for Machine Embroidery, Farbcis for Quilting, Papers for Collage Choosing Colors and Designs: Spinning, Knitting, Weaving, Hand Embroidery, Bead Embroidery, Surface Design, Machine Embroidery, Quilting, Paper Colalge Suppliers About the Fibers Square Index Using the Color Tools: Color Wheel, Value Scale, Hue Family Colors, Color Harmony Overlays