Blog Watch

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
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Jen at pieKnits has a great blog post about saris and their crafty possibilities.

Over at Whip-Up, there’s a great exercise to try that’s aimed at quilters, but it could really apply to anyone:

At our annual Design Camp for quiltmakers last week, students were assigned a painting. Using our scrap bins, they were asked to assemble in one hour the palette that the painter used in the piece. The goal of this exercise was to have students analyze just how many colors and in what proportion they were used. We also hoped that students would be able to differentiate between liking a color on a bolt of fabric and appreciating a single color can add to a quilt, even if it doesn’t look so appealing on the bolt. You don’t need to want a dress out of it, you just need to realize how much 4” of it might add to a quilt.

This is a great idea, and I believe I’ll try it to improve my knitting colour choices and (hopefully) future dying experimentation, as well as my own web design skills. As a matter of fact, it would be a cool to create a little web tool that takes a JPEG and breaks it down into its colour scheme. I’m sure there’s something like that out there, but I might try to make one myself because I’ve never done any work with JPEGs before and it would be neat to know exactly how they work.

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2 Comments to “Blog Watch”

  1. There’s a great tool to find the colors code of any picture, Pixie. You can downloaded it here:
    http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.html

    Comment by Solange
    August 1, 2006 @ 6:01 pm
  2. Hm, maybe I can steal the algorithm… :) jokes

    Comment by Eve
    August 2, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

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