I can’t always put my finger on why I choose certain colours for a scarf, but after painting three muted scarves in the Edlyn series, I felt the need for something a touch more brash.
After drawing out the basic Edlyn design it was time to start selecting the colours.
The colours were definitely not from a medieval palette, but they were still too pale and pastel and needed a bit more zing somewhere.
Yes, I liked the fuchsia pink and the chartreuse green and the whole design was better pulled together by adding plenty of the chartreuse to the diagonal swag.
And, mmm, yes, adding more of the chartreuse worked, but to finish off the scarf unquestionably required just a little more fuchsia.