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May 15, 2011

at one time I found orange an extremely difficult colour to work with, then I was asked to weave 27 yards of orange fabric for Veselka, the Ukrainian dance school in Victoria.

by the time I had woven the fabric and then sewn it into skirts I was pleasantly surprised. No nervous breakdown, but an appreciation for orange. 

of the many books I own on colour only one features orange and another has a chapter on terracotta.

orange is the colour of autumn, the colour of the sun as it rises, it is the colour of heat and passion. It stands between yellow and red in a position of the most intense radiance on the colour wheel.

there is Mandarin orange, orange Pekoe, vermilion, burnt sienna, terracotta and coral 

and the torii gates in Japan,  

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2011 2:49 pm

    Orange is one of my favorite colours…but l would have thought by the time you had finished working with all this orange..you would have grown to love it and then back to hating it again! well done for not having a complete break downxx lynda

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  2. May 16, 2011 12:35 am

    now 27 yards of orange cloth is a tad too much orange for me 🙂
    on the other hand let’s not forget the great kakishibu ‘s oranges and peach shades .

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  3. Sue McB permalink
    May 15, 2011 8:19 pm

    I’m a bit like you, did not use to like orange at all, but now love it for all the wonderful things it can do with other colours – particularly blues.

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  4. May 15, 2011 5:52 pm

    Orange! It seems to be a favourite colour the last few days. It seems to bring colours together somehow.

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  5. May 15, 2011 2:31 pm

    love, love, love orange.

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  6. May 15, 2011 1:30 pm

    27 yards. and i bet you were working, too. egad, woman! you should know orange very well.

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