Julia Caprara was a towering figure in the world of textiles. She was recognised as a master of colour. This richly illustrated book is not only visually beautiful and inspirational, but also provides the reader with new ways of learning and studying the art of colour. Julia Caprara introduces her own unique approach to colour and stitch and invites the reader to share some of the highlights of her own studies on the path of colour.
Each chapter focuses on a key practical element, introducing the reader stage by stage to the language of colour, providing guidance for working with both mixed media and stitch methods. Practical advice is offered on experimental approaches to painting with stitches and ways for composing and resolving a finished item for exhibition. Each chapter includes an innovative feature, The Colour School, which is structured as a series of practical assignments, each designed to offer the reader ways of developing their own personal voice and expressive skills.
Assignments include projects focused on sketchbook practice and story boards, guidance on how to develop a personal colour language, ways of learning to 'paint' with stitches, together with ideas for developing an experimental approach to colour and stitch. Also covered are ideas for working on location and resolving a final textile project. All these offer textile enthusiasts ways to make colour their own and to build on their personal creativity.