Saturday, 16 January 2016

January starts with 4,000 colours

Our AGM was held in the morning, reviewing last year and outlining plans for the coming year.  We thank the two committee members standing down for their hard work on behalf of the Guild. Similarly, we welcome our two new members.

After the sensible business of the AGM, we got on with some fun.  Firstly, drawing the winner of our 2015 Guild challenge and runner up.

Our winner was a handspun shawl with candy floss:

Our close runner up was Helterskelter, completed since our Tapestry Weaving workshop (which was only held in November) using the techniques learned.

Well done to everyone who entered, there was as always, a wide interpretation of the theme.

After lunch, we launched our 2016 colour theme with a simple exercise involving 4,000 colour swatches. Each member was given a photograph with a suggested palette, then let loose on the pile of colour  to find toning and contrasting colours.  The idea being that members will take their final colour palette to use in a future project or as inspiration for one of our activities later this year.

And, last, but not least, there was some spinning tuition going on for one of our visitors ....

2016 Programme and notes

Our programme can be downloaded here with supporting notes here.

Working with colour - Resources

2016 Guild theme

We thought it might be useful to put together some links that would provide some interesting reading and food for thought as we play with colour this year.  Below are a range of resources – covering anything that caught our interest during the Christmas break.  If you have any suggestions or comments – please email us.

We don’t all see things the same

The mind-bending power of colour - here
Why do we see colours differently? Here
The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing - here
Color and Emotion: What Does Each Hue Mean? - here

Science of Colour

Understanding colour - Technical knowhow - here
Colour Wheels – theory and application - here

Dying to know

Jenny Dean – Wild Colour

Colour palettes

Tonal directions – ideas for complimentary palettes - here
10 Sites to Play with Colors and Create Color Palettes - here

Thursday, 7 January 2016

First meeting for 2016 January 16th

Save the date ..

Our first meeting for the new year will be on Saturday, January 16th at Flitwick Village Hall, MK45 1HP.

Our agenda for the day includes our AGM in the morning.  After lunch we will be voting for our 2015 Guild Challenge (All the fun of the Fair).  We'll also kick off our colour theme for the year.