Colour in Art Quilts

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Janet Twinn

This beautiful book is for quilters who want a deeper understanding of how to use colour in their work, and the part it plays in a quilt’s visual impact. It really takes the fear out of using colour.

Part One contains the practicalities:
• Colour theory explored through the use of fabric. Which fabrics will harmonize (or clash) with which?
• Invaluable methods for colouring your own fabric
• Tips on how to observe and record colour, including keeping colour sketchbooks and mood boards

Part Two, illustrated with stunning images from today’s best quiltmakers, covers:
• Monochrome: how to create striking two-colour quilts, and how to introduce further colours
• A Sense of Place: how travel and observation can inspire your colour choices, which can be used to recreate favourite locations and memories in your quilts
• Colour, Light and Pattern: how to bring joyous light and colour effects to your quilts, including an understanding of tonal values in relation to pattern
• Colour Association: how colour can be used to create mood and atmosphere, and to suggest a range of emotions from perfect calm to hectic turmoil.

PRICE: $27.95 / Can$33.95 / £19.99

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft

FORMAT: Hardback

ISBN: 9781849940009

SIZE: 8.504 in x 10.866in / 216mm x 276 mm

PUBLISHED: September 7, 2011

Janet Twinn is a quiltmaker who exhibits widely, including a solo show at the Festival of Quilts in 2008. She teaches City and Guilds quiltmaking courses and is a member of Quilt Art. She lives in Tadworth, Surrey.

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