Some impact!

I had a bit of a sort out. I put lots of things away and the floor is now reasonably clear. I also had a go at organising my cotton fabrics into colours. Last year I read some of Joen Wolfrom’s The Visual Dance and I tried sorting out the fabrics into shades, tints, hues and whatever the other one was… But this just served to thoroughly confuse me so now I have them all back into colours again. Here they are on the floor round the colour wheel.

colour wheel in the middle of the floor surrounded by piles of appropriately coloured fabrics

Now they are all stowed neatly away on the shelf in their little baskets. Sometime when I feel like doing it, I will take each one and sort them into values within the colours. I think sometimes that I prefer sorting out fabrics to actually doing anything with them…

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7 Responses to Some impact!

  1. Gill March 3, 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    Oh Liz…you and me both! But as a child, I liked to organise my crayons in rainbow order too. Some things don’t change!

  2. Jen Anderson March 3, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    Liz, I do the same. It is almost a comfort thing to me, to take out all my fabrics (or at least some of them), admire them, then refold them and put them back.

  3. Dale Anne March 3, 2006 at 3:32 pm #

    you and me both………I tried to sort fabrics Joen’s way and also the way (I forget the quilt artist’s name)does in 7 different baskets within each colour….I get distracted and start playing.
    So, I have my stash all piled into colours on a shelf and my hand-dyeds are in a tote – all together.
    The shelves never seem to stay neat!!! LOL

  4. Shirley Goodwin March 3, 2006 at 6:22 pm #

    AAARRGGH! I must be the only person who doesn’t sort fabric by colour. Mine is sorts filed by technique. Admittedly my fabric doesn’t have a proper home – if I had neat shelves, I probably would sort it properly.

  5. sandy March 4, 2006 at 8:27 am #

    Liz life is to short LOL just close enough by colour should do . …. ehhe well that is my story and I am sticking to it.
    Actually I think the sun has started to fade a few fabrics … better have a sort out soon .


  6. Mary Manahan March 4, 2006 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Liz!

    I know what you mean, too. I think every time you sort fabric you learn something new about color. I bought one of J. Wolfrom’s Color Tools at the NJ show yesterday…just to look at. We’re all kids at heart…

  7. MargaretR March 4, 2006 at 2:10 pm #

    Just to be awkward I seem to have colours that look good together in a pile ready to use. Thing is they don’t seem to get used anymore.