by 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.
About the author
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.
Extent: 128 pages
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations