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This one's a real Mix-Up

August 2, 2021

In this issue:  Color Theory - Mixing Colors    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Private Lessons  Contact info

Color Theory - Mixing Colors
And a bit of terminology...

Last week, we learned why you can't make pink using red paint. Today, we'll learn how you DO get pink! And a little more.

When you're mixing colors, you start with a hue - a defined color. A hue is the named color. Blue, yellow, orange, turquoise, green - these are all hues. So are in-between colors like blue-green or red-orange. In your computer color picker, these hues have numbers to define their place in the color wheel. In the photo at right, we've started with a big dot of a true Magenta hue.

Now you can change the hue by adding bits of other colors. At the top left, we added yellow, turning the magenta into an orangy-red. Cyan turned the magenta bluish-purple.

We can also lighten and darken our hue. You darken it with black, which gives a lovely plummy color. You lighten with white - FINALLY we have PINK!

Lastly, you can mix in other hues. One of the best ways to mute a color (make it more neutral and less energetic) is to add a little big of its compliment - the hue opposite on the color wheel. In this case, that's a very bright green. It turned our bright magenta into a lovely eggplant color!

Again, you can definitely try this at home. Blend watercolor paints, food coloring, or colored pencils! You can even mix colors of sharpies - just color them hard next to each other, then blend with a brush dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Happy color play!

Be safe, be well, be kind!

-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew


 Shop News

A mostly-bald white baby sits supported in the corner of a brown couch. He's got a big smile and is wearing a speckled ivory-brown sweater, blue jeans, and blue-tan striped socks. Featured Pattern & Yarn
Here's a sweet baby sweater using an equally sweet yarn!

Happy Feet Splash is a Superwash wool with a little nylon for strength. It has a nice soft feel and is very lightweight - perfect for a not-too-hot baby sweater! How about this baby sweater pattern? It's from Plymouth Yarns, designed just for the Happy Feet Splash and it's FREE on the Plymouth Website!

Needlepoint Santas Workshop
Nancy will help you with your stitchery in this mini-class on Saturday, August 28 from 1:30-3:30 pm! Only 2 seats available, so sign up now!

Hours - We’re open 7 days a week!
11-5 Monday-Saturday
Noon-5 Sunday

Private Lessons
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, Moses, and Nancy M. are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.

The Tip Jar

How long of a tail do you need to leave when you begin and end a knit/crochet project? We usually suggest 6-8 inches (that's longer than a dollar bill and shorter than the width of a piece of paper).

Even better, size it to your hand. The tail should be long enough to go from the tip of your outstretched thumb to just between your last two outstretched fingers! This way, you won't accidentally knit or crochet with the tail, because it'll be too short to hold, but it'll still be long enough to safely tuck in your ends.

All regular classes are currently on hold until we can safely seat up to 6 students in the classroom. We'll let y'all know when we can offer them again. Until then, we're offering most of our class material in private lessons.

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