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Colour confidence for quilters and textile artists


About the Course

This unique eCourse can be taken wherever you live and is for all those interested in colour. It concentrates on using fabrics and fibres or mixed media not just paint. Explore hue, complementaries, theory and how to get to grips with colour. You will be learning the principles to use in your own textile work.

Develop your own colour sense. I cannot think of any aspect of textile work that is more absorbing and crucial to making work look right and yet it is the one aspect that so many people get wrong. It makes the difference between a good piece of work and a bad piece of work.

Improve your creative textile work with better colour choices
Exercises will help you to develop your skills in a fun and hands-on way
Learn the basics of a colour wheel
Learn about value scales
Find out how to choose fabrics
Understand colour combinations
Go beyond the basics – the failings of the colour wheel
Discover how to create a perfect palette
Experiment and be bold
Keep a record of your findings for future use

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What you will need

This is an online ecourse so you need to provide your own fabrics, sketchbooks etc to do the exercises


Karen Platt at Karen Platt

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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52 weeks



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- - #29902

I registered on this course a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much. It was well structured and the course notes were very detailed and incredibly useful. I enjoyed the high level of support given by Karen and from fellow students. I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Ruth, so glad you enjoyed the course. It was a pleasure to teach you.

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- - #29876

Karen is an enthusiastic & very experienced teacher & artist. I learned a lot from this course & was greatly inspired by her skills and work!

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Sandra, I am so glad you learned so much from the ecourse.

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- - #29861

I did this course a couple of years ago - would definitely recommend, very comprehensive and yours to keep so you can revisit it.

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Jane

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- - #29860

This course enhanced my basic knowledge of photoshop and gave me confidence to develop my own ideas and designs. Karen was always happy to help whenever I was unsure and the course notes continue to be of use.

Response from Karen Platt:

Glad you enjoyed the ecourse Dianne. Always love seeing your work.

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