My Color Stash for Weaving

I’ve been planning a little lesson for my weaving guild about color—especially optical mixing. I’m going to show color wheels we are used to seeing and talk about using yarns and threads that aren’t on the wheels, per se. That is, not the vibrant, intense colors you see but what I think are more beautiful colors. I’ll show how beautiful colors are made and how to use them, using the information on the color wheels.

My spools of weaving thread - Peggy Osterkamp

My color stash of sewing threads.
Peggy Osterkamp

My color stash of sewing threads.Peggy Osterkamp

My color stash of sewing threads.
Peggy Osterkamp

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here is my color stash of sewing threads. I just picked spools of colors that I liked when visiting a shop in the garment district of Manhattan on several trips. I expected to mix them together and whenever possible I took colors with different dye lots. Variations in colors make them more beautiful, in my opinion.

5 thoughts on “My Color Stash for Weaving

  1. This is wonderful. I am a new weaver and this is the type of thing that has been on my mind lately. Basically, I have a stash, but it is more of a knitting stash and I need to start building a weaving stash. I wish I belonged to your guild, because I would love to know how to strategically get from no stash, to a valued/organized stash that gives you a range of options.

    • First of all you don’t need all the colors on the color wheel!! I would say pick things you want for projects for awhile. Then you might add more colors of the yarns that you have been using. Maybe someone else has a good idea. I still have a few color posts to do soon.
      Peggy

  2. …so nice & neat and orderly and begging to be used….why is it my heart beats faster whenever I look at rows of weaving yarns….

  3. How do you expect to use the sewing thread? As inspirations or in a weaving?
    I’d love to see a post with a summary of your color lesson, especially “how beautiful colors are made and how to use them, using the information on the color wheels.”

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