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Check-in for the annual fiber arts sale is tomorrow. Tomorrow! I have woven four scarves in two days, and am hoping against hope that everything dries in time. Seeing as these items are mostly woven out of silk and wool, I don’t want to pop them in the dryer and just see what happens.

These last four scarves were inspired by a talk we went to last weekend by Leatrice Eiseman, who is one of the important Pantone people who watch color trends across the globe. She is a psychologist by training and has some interesting things to say about the psychology of why we like which colors.

One of the things Eiseman stressed for 2012 is the combination of vibrant, almost neon colors with traditional neutrals (tan, gray, black). And that those yellow-greens aren’t going away any time soon. If you take a run through your local Ross, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls, you’ll see the neon-green-and-black scarves are already out on the shelves. I’ve tried making a couple of scarves in this type of color palette. We’ll see if they sell to the local crowd.

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Color trends

Now to fill out all the pages of paperwork necessary to submit items to the sale tomorrow…

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

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