I have successfully made a color saturated neutral.
Nested in a mountain of other neutral tones, you don’t see it right away,
but look at where I started …
Primary and secondary colors all in exact equal amounts …
carded three times on the blending board …
then drawn out into tasty wool sausages !
If you check out my Primary triad blend here , I’ll say that the secondary triad blend experiment was much the same, nearly indistinguishable from the primary , and theoretically should be the same for any color triad on the color wheel . Tertiary triads too, and lighter values of the triads; as light blue for blue, pink for red, aqua for teal, peach for orange, etc.
In this experiment, I used two triads together ; primary + secondary , for my ultimate color-saturated neutral, and I must say this blend was really fun to spin … the colors are all there.
I’ve got my color-saturated-neutral base recipe, a base for my own color palette of ‘slightly earthy heathers’ , as I’ve never been drawn to vivid hues when buying yarns. From a color-saturated neutral I can base everything, light or dark, and with color intensity varying. I’m looking forward to developing more recipes ~~ watch this space!
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Techy stuff …
- Equal amounts of each of primary: red, yellow, and blue , and/or secondary: purple, orange and green.
- Layered very thinly one color at a time, alternately. I mean really a lot of thin layers … using this technique,
- Lifted batt, layered again, total of three times.
- Drew off rolags.
- Colorway blend: “Color Saturated Neutral” .
- See ALL color blending experiments & recipes archived in Tweed Chronicles