Monday, September 28, 2009

Two Sets of Greens Done

Posted by Peg in South Carolina
1sets of greens

The first set of greens I did is at the top.  Two of the greens are not there because they are really, not green.  I am filing them in my general Sabraset dye samples with the blue-greens.

The second is at the bottom.  All seven are there, even the brownish one on the bottom (the third wrapping from the right).  Since I will also be using browns, that one may prove valuable.

I still have a few more greens to try and then I can begin neutralizing one or more of these greens with their complements.  For the yellow-greens, I will use red-violet;  for the greens I will use red. 

I am doing these neutralizing samples, not so much to discover new greens I might use, but to discover browns I might use with these greens.  The browns will be found somewhere around the half-and-half range. So that is the range I will be exploring.

One thing I do want to think about is one small non-harmonic element in the mix.  Too much harmony, for me, tends to create a soothing but lifeless piece.  Perhaps a bit of red or red-orange somewhere?

Two Sets of Greens Done“ was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 28, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

Having such a variety will really give you a wonderful depth of color in the best color around-green!!!!

Susan said...

Greens are such a fresh colour! Full of energy..

Looking forward to seeing which ones you choose..


Peg in South Carolina said...

Susan and Delighted Hands, I have never cared for green before (though I love it outdoors!), do I hsve never woven with it. But now I find myself knitting a green sweater for our grandson and I am finding the colors I'm getting in the dye pot fascinating. I will have trouble choosing........