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Walking through the bluebell woods. #bluebells #ashridgeestate #ashridge #bluebellwood #love #adore #outforawalk #blue #natureatitsbest

Walking through the bluebell woods. #bluebells #ashridgeestate #ashridge #bluebellwood #love #adore #outforawalk #blue #natureatitsbest

These are the first #bluebell #flowers of the #season. The #garden is full of them. I #love them and their soft blue hue.

These are the first #bluebell #flowers of the #season. The #garden is full of them. I #love them and their soft blue hue.

Second day at #ArtInAction.  These are some more #goodies that came home with me today.. Lovely #day and lovely company x.  #Indigo #blue #dyed #textiles #fabric #boro #ArnoldsAtticStitchery

Second day at #ArtInAction. These are some more #goodies that came home with me today.. Lovely #day and lovely company x. #Indigo #blue #dyed #textiles #fabric #boro #ArnoldsAtticStitchery

A colour wheel can be made of anything you like - paint, crayons, paint charts from the DIY store or even clipping from magazines. I made mine from paint. What ever you chose, ensure the colours are of the same tonal value or shade.  Red, blue and yellow are the primary colours which are mixed in equal quantities to make the secondary colours; ie red and yellow to make orange. I used my Sizzix Big Shot and a Tag die to cut out the tag shapes.

A colour wheel can be made of anything you like - paint, crayons, paint charts from the DIY store or even clipping from magazines. I made mine from paint. What ever you chose, ensure the colours are of the same tonal value or shade. Red, blue and yellow are the primary colours which are mixed in equal quantities to make the secondary colours; ie red and yellow to make orange. I used my Sizzix Big Shot and a Tag die to cut out the tag shapes.

The next thing to look at is how the primary colour hues work with each other, this is red, blue and yellow all in the same tone; which might explain why some embroidery and fabric combinations work better than others; ie working with blue thread on a red fabric will not have the same clarity or impact that a blue thread has when worked on yellow fabric. I have always 'auditioned' thread with fabric to see if it works for me. The primary hue theory explains why some of my initial choices…

The next thing to look at is how the primary colour hues work with each other, this is red, blue and yellow all in the same tone; which might explain why some embroidery and fabric combinations work better than others; ie working with blue thread on a red fabric will not have the same clarity or impact that a blue thread has when worked on yellow fabric. I have always 'auditioned' thread with fabric to see if it works for me. The primary hue theory explains why some of my initial choices…

some embroidery and fabric combinations work better than others; ie working with blue thread on a red fabric will not have the same clarity or impact that a blue thread has when worked on yellow fabric.

some embroidery and fabric combinations work better than others; ie working with blue thread on a red fabric will not have the same clarity or impact that a blue thread has when worked on yellow fabric.

Arnolds Attic — I love the garments in this piece. @hatfield_house...

Arnolds Attic — I love the garments in this piece. @hatfield_house...

A fabulous evening catching up with my very, talented friend @christinegreencrafts at her exhibition at Farnham Pottery - on until the 9th March. ✂ ✂ ✂ #christinegreen #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #farnhampottery #crafts #papercutting #papercuttingart #outwithfriends

A fabulous evening catching up with my very, talented friend @christinegreencrafts at her exhibition at Farnham Pottery - on until the 9th March. ✂ ✂ ✂ #christinegreen #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #farnhampottery #crafts #papercutting #papercuttingart #outwithfriends

These are a selection of marks evoking movement and emotion.

These are a selection of marks evoking movement and emotion.

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