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Listen to yourself

Cartoon with color ID

Cartoon with color ID

Why oh why don’t I listen to myself? I started a new green combination and thought it just didn’t look right, but of course, it had to be. After all, hadn’t I written down all the colors on the cartoon as I did the first piece? So, how could it be wrong? After weaving three inches, it suddenly hit me…these are the wrong colors!!!! I found the right group and took out three inches. Do you know how long it takes to weave three inches in tapestry? And how long it takes to undo three inches of tapestry? A long time–and then you’ve got to go back and redo that three inches with the correct colors. Fiddlesticks! But it’s done. The loom part by the end of the month! Yes, I know the end of the month is creeping ever closer, like tomorrow.

Since I’ve been working with greens, I went back and looked at the green part of The Color Thesaurus. Ingrid, the creator, has decided to make a poster. I definitely want this poster! If you want to know more about the project, you can sign up here. In fact, you might just want to sign up just to get the “thanks” message. Anyway, I think I’ve used all the greens in her thesaurus, except for pistachio, sage, and seafoam.

If you haven’t seen this video, it’s been tagged by some as everything you’ll ever need to know about color theory. It’s supposed to be embedded, but if it doesn’t come up, click on the first link.

La teoria del coloreLa teoria del colore in 1 minuto e mezzo //

Posted by I Pirati Grafici on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

October 6-12

┬ęSherri Coffey-ZigZagII

ZigZag II, hand-dyed with natural dyes, wool yarns, tapestry, 33.5 x 58 inches, private collection. ┬ęSherri Coffey-ZigZagII

A lot of things need to be done this week. In fact, ever since I hurt my knee, my life has been a quagmire, at least after I could walk again. There were physical therapy appointments, appointments to get shots in the knee, and eye appointments. All but the eye appointments are over with. The last surgery on my eye is tomorrow, then two more follow-up appointments, and I’m done.


In honor of fall, here’s a snippet of a Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundbird. You can see the whole thing here. It goes from white to black and all the colors in between, really quite interesting.

The weather is getting nicer and I’m feeling more energetic, although we are expected to have more days in the 90s this week. So, in addition of doing my knee exercises and walking, goals for the coming week are:


  • Finish work on Rain
  • Warp baby loom
  • Clean studio


  • Organize carport
  • Make a donation run to Goodwill
  • New toilet installed


  • Eye operation
  • Post op appt
  • Attend two events on Friday, one at 4:30, other at 6:30