Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blue Crewel Is Done!

I finished it yesterday and damp stretched it Monday night. I got most of the wrinkles out.
I always look at my designs/color choices in black and white, to check value. I made this one B&W in Photoshop, but a black and white photocopy works just as well for working.
In this design the blue wool background is pretty much the darkest color.  The blue on the lower left "reads" darker because it's redder (a dark purple).  I generally like to have a full value range in a design. It's really easy to stick in the middle range, which makes a dull design.

By the way, the blue background is hand dyed and not a solid, even color, but is mottled and has lighter and darker patches.  It's hard to tell in a photo.


Jenny Woolf said...

Fantastic! I love the colours too. What a beautiful thing you have created

Anonymous said...

This is Super! What a great lesson for all of us in value! Very nice. I love the colours. It's a beautiful piece.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Just gorgeous!