Color palettes became one of the important aspects of a recent knitting workshop.
I got to use my color theory training a little bit during our Stripes and Bobbles Scarf workshop. Well-attended by a group of beginning and intermediate knitters, the pattern called for students to choose one space-dyed yarn and combine other solid yarns with it to create their stripes.
It was interesting to see which students went for a quiet, pastoral color scheme -- and which students went for the intense, saturated colors. And it reminded me that crafting allows each of us to explore design, color and our aesthetic choices -- honing skills that can be applied to clothing choices, home improvements and being a discriminating consumer. (Suddenly, I'm reminded of one of my college courses entitled, "Justifying Art Education.")
We've got a great knitting workshop coming up in April (and another wonderful opportunity to make confident color choices) with our Felted Clogs class. A friend gave me a pair of these for Christmas; they are ultra comfortable and perfect to wear around the house.
Christa Rogers, our crochet teacher, is putting together a beginning crochet class for April, too. And her workshop is building to several other advanced crochet classes we'll be hosting this year, so grab your hooks!