New Designs from Hannah Thiessen
I’m headed back to Harrisville to teach another weekend full of in-depth color studies for crafters of all varieties. This is the weekend after Rhinebeck, so be sure to combine it with your trip to upstate NY.
The class begins with an introduction to basic artistic color theory, then reveals how to streamline and focus certain aspects of color theory to generate interesting, naturally inspired palettes. Attendees will use the Harrisville Shetland and Highland's extensive color range to realize these color combinations and will create, then take home, their own set of color cards using this method. Students will also learn about the Hudson Valley art movement, a heavily influential and local American landscape painting movement, and follow with studies on current local painters who have continued to draw on inspiration from the region. Depending on student interest and the weather, we may take a local art oriented field trip one of the afternoons.
Armed with their own color sets, attendees will then learn how to evaluate imagery and inspiration of their own, and with provided materials, to decipher and develop pleasing color combinations that they can then use in weavings, embroideries, knitting and crochet projects, felted fabrics, and more.
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If you’ve been eyeing my style and would like to request my contribution to your upcoming book, publication, or event, please email me: Hannah.Thiessen@gmail.com. For information on my first hardcover book, Slow Knitting, please click through to visit the product page.