CH 182: Playing with colour: Designing Hundred Acre Wood

Helen —  July 21, 2017 — 1 Comment
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Welcome to our second session of Camp Curious! I start off today’s episode by recapping my visit to Pomfest Birthday Celebrations for Pom Pom magazine last weekend…it was such a lovely occasion I couldn’t resist. I also talk about all the ways that colour influences the design process, some sources of colour inspiration, and how colour requirements made the design process for the Hundred Acre Wood Shawl especially interesting, challenging and rewarding.

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Confetti by Veera Välimäki

Voolenvine Yarn

Yarn Ink

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The little garden pattern by Junko Okamoto

Moeke Yarns Heritage

La Bien Aimee

Snowmelt Shawl

Laine Magazine

Hey Mama Wolf Yarn

The Wool Kitchen

Julie Asselin

Sprite’s Fen Shawl

Viola Yarns

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The Big Participation Thread on Ravelry

Speckled Fade by Stephen West

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Mary Jane Mucklestone

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MakeLight.com Insight Tool

Hundred Acre Wood Shawl

Little Skein in the Big Wool

Westknits

Boyland Knitworks

Little Bobbins Podcast

Dingo Dyeworks Podcast

One response to CH 182: Playing with colour: Designing Hundred Acre Wood

  1. Kathleen Junker July 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Dear helen, I just finished knitting ” radiance” with Rowan fine art yarn and just love it. It’s a gift for a beloved daughter-in-law.
    I would love to see you design a shawl for ” the great American solar eclipse” which happens to fall on my birthday, August 21.
    I can only imagine what a beautiful design you would come up with and I’d love to be one of your lucky fans to knit it

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