ISBN: 9781849940009

Publication date: 07 Sep 2011

Author: Janet Twinn

This beautiful book is for quilters who want a deeper understanding of how to use colour in their work, and the part it plays in a quilt's visual impact. It really takes the fear out of using colour.Part One contains the practicalities: • Colour theory explored through the use of fabric. Which fabrics will harmonize (or clash) with which? • Invaluable methods for colouring your own fabric • Tips on how to observe and record colour, including keeping colour sketchbooks and mood boardsPart Two, illustrated with stunning images from today's best quiltmakers, covers: • Monochrome: how to create striking two-colour quilts, and how to introduce further colours • A Sense of Place: how travel and observation can inspire your colour choices, which can be used to recreate favourite locations and memories in your quilts • Colour, Light and Pattern: how to bring joyous light and colour effects to your quilts, including an understanding of tonal values in relation to pattern • Colour Association: how colour can be used to create mood and atmosphere, and to suggest a range of emotions from perfect calm to hectic turmoil.