As a way of learning everything possible about weaving, I’ve been joining lots of the Complex Weavers study groups. In fact, I currently belong to three: the Garment Study Group, the Fine Threads Study Group, and the Computer Aided Design Exchange study group. The first two are pretty self-explanatory, the third focuses on new ways to use computers in designing your weaving.
Well, the CAD Exchange just had its Feb 15 article exchange, and I was so excited on reading the first few articles that I immediately got up and wrote my contribution for August 15. I posted it to the CAD mailing list, and then thought that some of you might be interested in it as well.
So here’s my article on using Photoshop to simulate colors in weaving. It’s really more about simulating warps/wefts with gradual color changes, a la my Ocean Sunset shawl or Liquid Fire, but it might have some interesting applications to other structures/color changes. I haven’t really explored this further, but perhaps I should!
I should warn you that the article is about 3.5 MB, so it’s pretty big – but worth reading anyway, I hope! It’s mostly color photos, which accounts for the file size.
At this point I’ve written enough articles and snippets that I’m seriously considering creating a “Publications” section of my website – seems like it would make things a lot easier to find!