Saturday, January 28, 2012

Colour Theory

I haven't been posting much the last little while because I haven't been getting a lot of stitching done.  Instead, I have been working on a Basic Colour Theory class over at the Stitchmap Yahoo Group. This is a great group by the way, where you can take free online classes on all kinds of stitch techniques.  The classes are very high quality and you are matched with a mentor to assist you one-on-one.  These are some of the samples I have been stitching for my class notebook.

Achromatic - colour scheme that uses no colours, only black, white and greys.

Monochromatic - colour schemes that use tints, tones and shades of only one colour.

Analagous - colour scheme that uses different tins, tones and shades of three or four colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.

Complementary - colour scheme that uses tints, tones and shades of a colour and its complement.

So, as you can see, I haven't totally been slacking off!  I hope that I will finally get a handle on this colour theory now and be able to use it effectively in my stitching.


Thelma said...

Awesome job Kerry!! They look great!

Suztats said...

That's some nice stitching, Kerry! And several lines of each. No wonder you've been busy.

ARLENE said...

Great job! I have to get started on mine, but don't really want to stitch or make whole blocks. I have an idea that uses yo yo's, so I think I'd better get to work tomorrow.