The Joy of Color



The Joy of Color is my 3-day Design Your Own Fair Isle workshop expanded and in written form. I demystify the design process, walking you through it step-by-step so you can create the design you want: classic, modern, bohemian, folkloric, subdued, bright—whatever you can dream of!

The Joy of Color is divided into 6 chapters:

  • Getting Started
  • Color
  • Motifs
  • Garment Shapes
  • Techniques
  • Getting It Done

The Techniques chapter answers the questions that most often come up in class. This is not a project book (there are no patterns in the book—it’s all about YOU making YOUR OWN designs!), but in the back you will find several blank templates for small projects.

Every chapter includes a workshop section and recommended resources for further exploration along with several case studies of my garments. You can hear from 13 students about how they designed their sweaters using the process outlined in this book.

154 pages, indexed, sewn signature, flexi-bound (flexibinding is a very secure and flexible binding that allows the book to lie flat), reinforced cover paperback.

PDF Version: The book is also available as a static pdf (there are no internal links). If you order the paperback and the pdf from me, I will give you a $10 credit. (Sadly, there’s no way to set up my website to handle them as a bundle!)

Canadian customers:  Shipping/handling for Canadian orders is $20 for 1 book. Please email me with your order, including your address and phone number. I will send you a PayPal invoice.

International customers: Shipping/handling for Europe and Australia $34 for 1 book. Please email me with your order, including your address and phone number and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

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Retailers: I offer wholesale terms. Please contact me.

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