Thursday, September 25, 2008

Colour and Kuler

My garden has certainly been a huge source of inspiration in recent days. Yesterday I picked a big bunch of freesias and bought them inside and I was immediately drawn to spending some time on this crocheted blanket. I have written an earlier post on this afghan which is made up of lots of squares of different sizes. The designer was inspired by the colours and designs that Kaffe Fassett uses and you can find out all about it here.

I really enjoy working on this. The wools that I keep in a little cane basket and randomly select for each crocheted square are a visual treat alone, not to mention how they feel in my hands with a crochet hook , so fine and soft.

I was given a link to this wonderful website called Kuler which I must share with you...it is a very exciting place to be, especially on a grey and dreary day.

The site is linked to photoshop but is extremely easy to use and you can create colour themes within your own photos. For instance in the photo of the flowers above...through kuler I can select seven colours from the photo and play with them..creating different shades of colour and changing them to suit. A wonderful resource for artists. Do go and visit if you have time, it opens up all sorts of possibilities.

3 comments:

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Oh this rug is just Gorgous. What a great idea, to crochet and put them all together. I love it so much. Arent gardens and flowers great? I love how humans copy natures colors.

serenitymeadow said...

Your crocheted blanket is so pretty and colorful. I really like those flowers too..I'll bet they smell really fresh.

hanna said...

I LOVE the blanket! It's wonderful. I really should learn to crochet. It would be nice to have a project like this, one that just grows slowly and waits in a basket somewhere, sitting ready for me to pick up when I have a few minutes. You've inspired me to start some knitting.