One of the tools for studying colour is the "colour gamp". A number of them have appeared in this publication in the past.
The photo above is a small section from Linda's colour gamp but as you can see,(in spite of my slightly out of focus photo) it is also a twill gamp. This sample shows how colours blend as they cross. It also demonstrates the impact of the twill weave structure on the colours. Two lesson's in one project!
Blankets were on the program as well. Here we have two versions. You cannot see the "nap" on the red blanket but it is quite luscious and begs for a cuddle. The multicoloured version is a twill blanket woven using a double weave technique in order to get a bed-sized blanket.
Also keeping with the double weave theme is this fine wool shawl in patterned double weave. You will have to look closely at the photo to see the patterns. The two colours used are close in value so the pattern is muted. The pattern is asymmetrical with circles at one side, waves through the middle and a narrow pattern that echo's the circles at the top.
This purse is woven in one piece on a card board loom using scraps of fabric. The fabric has different textures and bold colours which give the bag a funky look. A simple piece of card board can make a very inexpensive and portable loom.
At our January meeting guild members were challenged to start planning their pieces for our fall exhibition. The theme for our show is "Keep Me Warm". It will take place at The Old School House Gallery in Qualicum Beach from October 27 to November 17. This may seem like a long way off but all of the pieces for the show must be submitted by September 22nd. Summer time activities usually take precedence over studio time activities, especially when you live in an area that attracts a lot of visitors so the actual studio time available is always less than it appears. So...it is back to the "salt mines" folks and have fun designing something unique that will "keep you warm" next fall.