#270 Summer 2019

In the final part of our series on Designing with Colour, Cally Booker, Matty Smith and Alison Daykin share their different approaches, with the common subliminal message : sample! Another warm summer could inspire you to try solar dyeing after reading about Christina Chisholm’s experiments; or take an historical perspective with Carole Keepax’s interesting postscript to Susan Dye and Hannah Sabbertons’ article on Norwich Red in the Colour Issue (J267, Autumn 2018). Colour is a major focus for Mark Cullen’s rug designs, and Janet Phillips shares her design development to create her very colourful Cosmopolitan Cobblestones scarf. Or, for something completely different, turn to Michael Williams’s precision construction of his Great wheel, and the advantages to her wider spinning community of Chris Pegler’s CoA learning journey. Visit Kurume Kasuri textiles in Japan with Beryl Cole, or closer to home Christina Chisholm explains the reasons for keeping detailed records of spinning projects.


Innovations in Weave DesignMarian Stubenitsky7
Rug WeavingMark Cullen10
Record Keeping for SpinnersChristina Chisholm13
A recipe for ‘Norwich Red’ on WoolCarole Keepax14
Designing with ColourMatty Smith16
Colour in PracticeCally Booker17
Colour Proportion in DesignAlison Daykin18
Modesty and a Fine Great Wheel pdfKatharine Bagshaw19
Time to DyeChristina Chisholm22
Readers’ Showcase : Cosmopolitan CobblestonesJanet Phillips25
Unintended consequences of a CoA JourneyChris Pegler26
Karume Kasuri TextilesBeryl Cole28