Carding for Color Part II: Fiber is Not Paint
by Deb Gerish
Once you understand the basics of color theory, you have a lot more control over fiber colors. In Part 1, we explored hue, value, and saturation using paint colors and dyed fiber braids. Now we can start blending fibers for our own color designs.
What You'll Need
Schacht hand carders—I strongly recommend using hand carders because we’re making very small batches of colors. I used Mini Curved Carders (72 psi).
- Fiber: half an ounce each of white, black, and at least one pair of complementary colors (blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple). I used red and green for my complementary pair.
- Other fiber colors if you have them. I had blue and yellow in my stash.
Materials and Equipment
This tutorial has lots of photos—please download the PDF.
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