C O L O U R S
Mother Nature gave us COLOURS! Being a colour addict, I am pleased to host this month’s’ theme and share this exciting challenge with you. The aim is to make squares, hats and handwarmers as colourful and “attractive” as possible for the children.This does not mean that the pure hues only can be used, but also pastels,tones, shades, as long as they are complementary.
As long as they are complementary……maybe you are thinking what are complementary colours? What are hues, pastels, tones, shades?
Complementary colours: In the spectrum each colour has its opposite colour. In the Basic Colour Wheel there are six of them, as shown in the photo above. Clockwise: Yellow <-> Purple, Orange<->Blue, and Red <->Green.
The basic six OPPOSITES made into squares:
Red <--> Green Blue<--> Orange Yellow <--> Purple
They attract each other and it will be great fun to make squares in opposite colours as shown above
The 12 colours of the Yurmby wheel
We, as YARN ARTISTS can make use of this colour wheel. It has TWELVE basic colours and now it is going to be lots of fun because we have more OPPOSITE colours to choose!
Example of opposite colours, translated into yarn: Opposites clockwise:
Yellow and Blue (Ultramarin). Orange and Blue (Cobalt). Red and Cyan. Pink and Emerald Green. Magenta (Fuchsia) and Bright Green. Violet/Purple and Lime/Light Green.
Are you in the mood already?
Then I don’t have to hesitate to tell you that we can use:
THREE colours which still are OPPOSITE:
A SPLIT OPPOSITE ARRANGEMENT!
Here we use three colours where colours 2 and 3 are adjacent to the complement of the main colour. For example, picture 1: Green chosen as the main colour, its opposite is Magenta (Fuchsia). Next to Magenta are Purple and Pink. So the combination will be Green, Purple and Pink in any order, any pattern.
DIZZY? TAKE A CUPPA AND LOOK:
In the below examples I have chosen to have the main colour in the centre.
Blue, Green & Orange Yellow, Pink & Cobalt Cyan, Pink & Orange
THIS IS NOT ALL, THERE IS MORE TO CHOOSE IN THIS MONTH'S THEME:
Light - dark : e.g. Black and White combined with any other colour, Grey or Brown and Magenta (Fuchsia), Violet and Light Green, Dark Blue and Yellow and so on, the combinations are endless.
So, for the Light-Dark and Shades:
Put your yarn basket upside down and there they are....The long forgotten “drab” colours. Now we can grab our dull colored yarn and we can make the most beautiful combinations! From now on: please don’t abandon them anymore! Combine your dull colours with the bright ones:
Finally: We ALWAYS need the BACKBONE of KAS:
- PJs IN ALL C O L O U R S -
Let’s make the difference for the children by crafting in colours and give them warmth and a smile!
The photo album can be found here: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/albums/july-2016-theme-opposites-attract-1