All posts tagged: Part one – Exercise 1.2 – Substance and story

Colour analysis of Manchu Robe

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Colour / Part one - Project 2

Just needed to see what my Pantone app would make of the beautiful robe from China as mentioned in the last blogpost. – Wild Orchid, 16-2120 TCX – Sweet Corn, 11-0106 TPG – Delphinium Blue, 16-4519 TPG – Desert Mist, 14-1127 TCX – Quail, 17-1505 TCX A triadic harmony between Wild Orchid, Delphinium Blue and Desert Mist? —– This scarf is also within this colour palette, sorry about the light; A slightly different composition in […]

Chinese notes – clues to the pillow

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Part one - Project 1

I have been looking for clues to the golden pillow, and so I got this book on loan from the library, It is the catalogue from an exibition in 1995 in Hong Kong with mainly silken textiles from the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. I was looking for dragons but found all kinds of beautiful stuff, colours, form and details instead. —- —- —- Lovely colours and forms, lots of inspiration and snapshots to […]

Project 1 – Selecting and identifying – Part one – 3 chosen textiles

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Part one - Project 1

So here are my 3 chosen textiles for part one. Due to my living in the country side, a fair bit away from any textile archive and also because I would like the opportunity to “live” with the chosen textiles, I have decided to look for archive items in my own home. I have chosen a golden silk pillow of unknown origin, a woolen scarf of known (well almost) origin and an apron of my […]