Basically, we took turns to choose paint chip cards from the hardware shop, sight unseen. Each person chose four, but they could decide to use just three of them, if they preferred. Each person could throw back one card and choose again, mostly because paint colours tend towards the muted and it's pretty hard to make an interesting piece of art with four shades of grey brown!
Carol used three of her colours to knit this scarf. She found it very hard to match her colours in cloth, so yarns seemed a better bet.
Maz was working on a background she painted to match her paint chip cards. She decided to make a concertina book to hold the postcards we swap each month. She machine stitched over her painted fabric and a layer of fine net. The cloth wraps around the book pages. This is the front cover..
..and this is the back.
Helen made one of her bowls, using her signature rug canvas work.
It's hard to photograph it to do it justice. Suffice it to say that another Fibrecircle member promptly did a deal with Helen and the bowl went home with her instead!
Jan made a book cover using her paint chip colours. Here is is, with the colours, while she was working on it,
similar ones. The result is a beautiful piece of work, though.
Nola decided to make a handbag in her paint chip colours. She used embroidery threads, as an easy way to match the colours, on fine pin wale cord, with some quilting cottons for contrast.
Her colours, in addition to the dull red and the turquoise, were a mid green and walnut brown.