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For the last week I have been pondering what the colors would be for the March daily band practice band. Orange was speaking to me as a color to work with, but I was at a loss for what the other colors would be. That is, until I found my inspiration picture on Saturday of the Namibian desert posted by Visages d’Afriques to their Facebook page.

I took a screenshot of the picture, printed it out and went to my Lunatic Fringe Yarns stash. Natural was perfect for the low brush, 5 Yellow Red for the rich orange clay, Burnt Umber for the mountains, and 10 Blue was the right blue for the sky.

I really like the combination. Why wouldn’t I, who am I to argue with nature? The brown doesn’t show the way I anticipated. I am tempted to add a bit more for it to stand out…

Inspiration comes without warning, and this was perfectly timed. This may be the first time I have used a picture as color inspiration. What inspires you in your weaving?

Motif from The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves by Anne Dixon, page 38.

Until next time,

warp, weave, be happy!~ Jennifer