Back in stock! Designed by Michael Patterson and Halcyon Blake, our Color Gamp Kits are a wonderful way for weavers to explore color interactions. Available in 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn or 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, each kit contains the yarn and instructions to create your own vibrant projects.
|Color Gamp Kit in 3/2 Pearl Cotton, 15 colors - Revised|
|3/2 Pearl Cotton Color Gamp Collection - Weaving Pattern Download|
|Color Gamp - A Study in Color and Weave Kit, 10/2 Pearl Cotton - Revised|
|Color Gamp - A Study in Color and Weave in 10/2 Cotton - Pattern Only - Pattern download|
Weaving offers a truly special kind of color magic in which the relationship between hues can be controlled and manipulated to create an amazing array of effects. Explore how adjusting hues and values within a piece can transform a few basic shades to create fantastic iridescent or gradient effects. Trick the eye by mastering how combining one color with another will create the impression of a different color entirely, as happens in the Popular Science article below describing the Munker-White illusion.
So cool – this is just what happens when you mix colors in your weaving! Try experimenting with similar tones in different hues and you’ll find you can produce the illusion of more colors than you’re actually using by taking advantage of the “Munker-White” illusion. (And now I know it’s called that!) Let us know here if you make or find some good woven examples of this, won’t you?
Gamp projects are a terrific way for weavers to become skilled at creating an enormous spectrum from just a few basics. Discover the many ways of blending color in our easy to follow kits in two weights, for either four or eight harnesses – a great value. Have a stash of colorful yarns already? Pick up the pattern and use it as a basis for experimenting. Have fun and let us know if we can help!
Our revised 3/2 Color Gamp Kit includes yarn and instructions to weave a sampler gamp utilizing 12 colors, plus white, grey, and black.
Project makes a baby blanket and wall hanging, or a set of six placemats plus a runner.
The pattern includes directions for both the 36 x 48″ blanket and the set of 6 placemats and a runner as well as 15 full mini-cones of our beautiful 3/2 Pearl Cotton and 150 yds of 20/2 Pearl Cotton in black for hems.
Projects require a 4-shaft loom with a weaving width of 40″ and a reed capable of 12 EPI.
A study for color and weave in 8 shafts or 4 shafts.
Halcyon’s 10/2 Gamp Kit comes with 15 – 10/2 Pearl Cotton mini cones plus 20/2 Pearl Cotton for hems, and the pattern.
Directions include five different color study exercises including one utilizing yarns from your own stash for weft, and how to create a clever and colorful shuttle holder for your studio.
The 4-shaft study is done in plain weave. The 8-shaft is in either plain or a twill combination. Approximately 20.5″ wide finished.
Kit includes 15 cones of 10/2 Pearl Cotton and 150 yards of 20/2.
Requires 4 or 8 shaft loom 22.5″ or wider and an 8 or 12 dent reed for 24 EPI.
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