A Red Dilemma and a FO

I use to love red but nowadays I have difficulty with this colour. As an autistic person I find colour a sensory stimulant so as I’ve mentioned before colour is very important to me, like it is too many of you. Just in the last few months I’ve come to realize this aversion to red which I find rather strange as I don’t believe it’s happened before.

However, I cannot get enough of blues, greens and aqua. I’m hungry for them! Add a little pink and lavender and I go into dream mode.

Yesterday I warped my loom with these wonderful colours. In reality they are more bluey than depicted here…


Pure yummyness πŸ™‚

I had just removed a scarf the day before. This scarf took me an age to do because I felt put off by the redness of it. It is to be a Christmas pressie.



I’m currently spinning a merino and silk blend in natural white. It’s very slubby though and not in a pleasing way. Perhaps it’s my lack of skill.


A little crochet has also happening but I’ll wait til it’s finished before I show it again.

Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚


Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

26 thoughts on “A Red Dilemma and a FO”

  1. Beautiful scarf! Weaving is such an amazing craft.
    I also noticed I haven’t been using much red recently, and it used to be my favourite colour. All of a sudden, I tend to choose pink, coral, teal, mint and generally totally different colours than I used to love. Maybe like Picasso we go through certain colour stages? πŸ˜‰ Hope that working on your current project will feel more pleasant to you!

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  2. I have similar experiences with color and beads. I really love colors like deep blue, green, purple, and gold while neons hurt my eyes and pastels are too weak. Last year I bought a box of neon colored hanging file folders for work, and now I’m replacing them with boring green because the neons are painful to look at!

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    1. Neons hurt my eyes too. I like pastels now I’m older but wouldn’t have chosen them years ago. My current dislike of red is more an emotional response. I suppose you could decoupage (?sp) nice papers to your green files πŸ™‚

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  3. I was smiling when reading this because red use to be my absolute favorite color, then one day it was as if I choked on it.
    I love the deep teals, aqua, soft blues, and hints of yellow with a dash of green here and there. My whole bedroom and bath are those colors. Very Zen feeling.
    Beautiful piece, and pictures.

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  4. The colours in your woven work are lovely. Yes, red is a stimulating colour. I like it for that reason. It is meant to be good for the appetite and conversation, so great in living and dining rooms. But if red effects you negatively, not so good and pink is a good alternative. I like green in the bedroom because it is calming and wearing turquoise blue always makes me feel great. Colour choice is very personal and there are so many options.

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  5. I agree with Kat L. that we often change our preferences as our needs change. I’m sure fashions change for the same reason. Red is an intense colour – hot, bright or deep, it can become intense, intrusive and even oppressive. I can totally understand how red can be overwhelming. You seem to have found the antidote with your cool, calm blue-greens. Green is opposite red on the colour wheel so your new colour choices also make total sense. Follow your instincts. πŸ™‚

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  6. You have quite a lot of talent. I bought myself a tabletop loom the other year and still have never used it. I love the idea of weaving, and some of the videos on YouTube are amazing where people are making scenes etc. Just showed my Hubby your pictures and he too is very impressed by your skills. We are both quite envious, me especially. Red, could live without it to be honest. I don’t dislike it but have no real liking of it either, and I have no red clothes at all.

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        1. How lovely! I’m using an old rigid needle loom as a tapestry loom but I haven’t quite got the hang of it. I really hanker after an Ashford tapestry loom but they are way out of my league price wise (Β£600 aprox)!!!
          I hope you get to use yours πŸ™‚


    1. I enjoy knitting and crochet but I find weaving preferable and its so much quicker πŸ™‚
      It’s easy to make a loom from a picture frame or canvas stretcher if you’d like to try your hand at it. There are lots of a web sites about setting one up.
      I’m still learning. I’m happy to help if you did want to give it a go. πŸ™‚

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