Category Archives: Project 3

Project 3 – Review

Q:  Were you able to mix and match colours accurately? A:  I think I did quite a good job of it.  It took much longer than I thought it would to get some of them right, especially the purples.  They … Continue reading

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Colour Exercises in machining

Whilst this isn’t formally part of Project 3 because I am concentrating on hand stitching during this course I did want to try out some fabric and machined stitch combinations of colour.  So below are a few things I played … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Research Point

This picture shows a long piece of cloth 2.64 metres in length and 56cm wide.  It is heavily patterned at both ends and the photograph shows a portion of both the right and wrong side of the item. Q:  When was … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 6

Exercise 2 – Combining textures & colour effects using pastel colours. Part 1 Here I stuck to my Perle 5 threads, firstly because the pastel colours available in the range is huge and secondly because I love them.  They are easy … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 6

Exercise 1 – Supplementary After mounting the red/blue samples on yellow background from my previous posting onto a white A3 sheet I found that the yellow fabric had reverted to its normal vibrant colour.  After some thought I decided that it … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 6

Exercise 1 – Combining textures and colour effects Within the parameters of what we were to do I decided to take a vibrant yellow fabric as my base and see what effect it had on different red threads I picked … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 5

Coloured stitches. This exercise only gave me the choice of picking two primary colours, so I decided to go with blue and yellow.  My instinct was to choose red and yellow but I persuaded myself to go with blue which I’m … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 4

Exercise 2 – Matching fabric & thread colours to pictures. Colour moods & themes. The picture below has been taken from Australian Geographic magazine, Volume 103, July/Aug 2011, Page 73 and depicts 20-year-old pines at Sunny Corner State Forest, near … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 4

Exercise 1 – Colours expressing words The sample to the left has been done using the words stated within the exercise.  Whilst I think that each colour I’ve painted portrays the word I don’t think they necessarily gel together as … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 3

Exercise 4 – Matching colours to 3D objects I have recently been watching (I use the word ‘watching’ very loosely here – and with the sound off) children’s cartoon TV whilst eating my breakfast.  The reason is so that I … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 3

Exercise 3 – Matching colours to a painting I decided to take a painting by Piers Bateman called Road to Wilcannia as my sample. Seeing as it is the front cover of a catalogue I didn’t want to cut it out to … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 3

Exercise 2 – Matching colours to fabric  Artists Gouache have been used throughout. The greens mixed up really well, quickly and I got the right colour without too much hassle.  The browns were a bit more of a challenge and it … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 3

Exercise 1 – Colour Mixing I started with Matisse cadmium orange acrylic paint.  It was mixed with white, black, paynes grey (blue based) and ultramarine in progressive amounts. The original is Derivan red screen printing ink.  It was mixed with white, … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 2

Exercise 2 Here we were asked to cut out coloured squares and stick smaller neutral grey squares in the centre of each.  Each grey square should look slightly different according to the colour it has been placed on and it’s complimentary. … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 2

Exercise 1 – Supplementary Jane posted a comment on my blog about the previous exercise asking what I thought the colours would look like reversed .  So here are a few samples. Starting from the top left and moving across and … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 2

Exercise 1 – Colour Perception The yellow square in the centre of each of the samples looks very similar at first glance.  However, after standing the sheet up and looking from a distance differences emerge.  On both the red and … Continue reading

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Project 3 – Stage 1

Colour Preparation. Basic colour wheel Over the years I’ve painted the colour wheel several times, from the basic one (left) to the more complicated (below). It still remains a very useful tool that I have  hanging in my workroom for … Continue reading

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