Saturday, 19 June 2010
Thank you so much for all your input on colour in answer to my last post. You may not be entirely surprised to learn that I wimped out of adding any colour at all...but hey, today brings new things...like the courage to dye this previously beige cardigan mustard, so all is not lost!
My cardigan has dyed evenly and luckily the thread used to sew the whole thing together must have been cotton rather than polyester, as that's taken the dye too.
For the past five years I have been a creature of consistency and brown has been the colour that my inner homing pigeon has headed for the minute I enter a clothes shop...and if that came with a little duck egg blue on the side then all the better. But perhaps the rods and cones of my retina* have been shifting around and doing strange things, because suddenly those colours no longer make me feel happy when I look at them. Now, I attempt to navigate my way around the browns in my wardrobe as I dress each morning and find that I'm all for navy with some mustard on the side...the mustard bit is just so hard to find.
What colour combinations are making you happy?
*This is how the conversation went:
Me: Honey, is the retina the bit of the eye that detects colour?
Mr Teacakes: I think so.
Me: Oh. [I then went off and did some googling...because I know that if I learn a fact like that in relation to something that I'm actually interested in - that being fabric and clothing - then perhaps I'll remember it].
This only needs clarifying because normal people would have friends and family who would just assume that might be something they'd know. I have friends and family who will read my comment about cones and rods and worry that someone might have hacked into my blog. Rest assured...it's definitely me...I just like to masquerade as one who has some scientific knowledge occasionally...even if I then ruin the illusion by adding a confessional addendum.
Posted by Florence (Flossie Teacakes)