To read Part one go HERE.
|Everyone hard at work in the workroom! We each had a 4 foot table space to our own and boy did we need it... being creative really makes a big mess :)|
a traditional palette of Navy and make sure to have some companion
fabrics to spice it up. As you can see in the photo I ended up takin gmy navy palette and pushing it inot the realm of purples. Very nice exercise and one that I would not normally do.
- Develop 2 palettes of Teal and Orange, one for work and one for non-work life! in the photo below the top portion is the work collection (i'm not mad about the print on the left but I left it in anyway...) The bottom half of the photo is a collection for non-work life, It was nice to see that there are a couple of overlaps between the two.
- Using a princess sheath dress that I sketched and called ‘Mix Princess Dress’ find the following combinations:
- menswear and chiffon... this was super fun!! So much fun that I bought the left side swatches.
- hard and edgy- picked a couple swatches but didn't get a photo
- sweet and girly- this never even happened
|Had to grab a photo of Jonathan from A Fabric Place|
Here I am with 2 of my fabrics that I shared with the group.
|Wendy purchases a beautiful beaded navy fabric for sleeves, Mary is all smiles with her purchases, 3 of us all purchased the same brocade fabric! so beautiful!! Liz purchased a lovely silk chiffon.|
Hard to believe how quickly the days pass when you are so engrossed with learning and exploring! We started the morning off with sharing the results of our fabric exercises with each other. Always fun to show what you thought does and does not work and always someone else will whip out a swatch from their pile and go ohhh, what about this one? This process is fun and you learn so much about color and texture and how and why things work together and all of this is done in such a natural way. This is a great learning style for me and it exposes me to color pallets and combinations that I just don’t normally work with because they are not what I like for me.
|Sarah showing us different was to manipulate patterns and how to move from sketch and design into pattern work.|