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Colour Resources from Katherine Matthews of Purl Diving

Alexis Hoy

In April, Yarn Club welcomed one of its members, Katherine Matthews, the artist and designer behind Purl Diving, the Guelph-based and -inspired yarn line.

For the meeting, Katherine designed and dyed a custom colourway based on Emily Carr's painting Big Raven, based on a Yarn Club member vote of Canadian paintings.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Big Raven by Emily Carr (1931)[/caption]

To achieve the colourway that she was satisfied with, Katherine went through many iterations, fine tuning her colours with each new batch:

During her talk, Katherine shared some great online resources for finding your own colour inspirations, and becoming more adept at interpreting and working with colour:

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