In just over a weeks’ time I shall be part of British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn again. Naturally, I am preparing my display and sorting out my stock and it occurred to me that I have more red scarves available this year than in previous years. Is red a colour people choose to wear in winter or just a colour associated more with Christmassy things?
As part of the preparations for a show there is the publicity and this year I sent six photographs to the marketing and social media folk at Blackthorpe Barn for my listing on their site. Will the red neckerchief be chosen?
It is always interesting for me to see which photograph gets selected as the ‘header’ image for my listing. I was really surprised when I first saw the picture featuring the pinks and greys of the Thomasina scarf had been picked.
However, when you see the ‘Craft Makers’ page you can see that it is the best one of the six I sent to balance their arrangement particularly when you notice the main header image features plenty of red.
I think you’d agree the picture did fit well and, luckily for once, both the model’s face and scarf are in focus!
British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn is about Christmas. Around the back of the big old barn hundreds of Christmas trees are for sale and the complex hosts a bespoke Christmas shop full of decorations as well as the main barn featuring all the craft stalls. And, somewhere in our culture red has become solidly associated with Christmas, if not particularly with winter clothing, and I guess that’s why my attention has been drawn more my red work.
10 thoughts on “Is Red a Winter Colour?”
Fascinating post, I loved that final red scarf. I wish you the best of good fortune at Blackthorpe Barn and am only sorry I can’t come in person.
Thank you. There’s red and then there’s red, but this dye particularly with the slightly matt crepe makes for a beautiful colour.
I think red is definitely a winter color. Strong and even hard or harsh, maybe, befitting winter. Wow, your work looks great. Best of luck at the show.
Thank you. After looking around I decided that red was very much a winter colour too, particularly this slightly darker cherry red.
I love red in winter. We need something warming and vibrant to cheer us up in dismal times. Good luck with all those lovely pieces at the show.
Thank you and I agree about red’s cheering up qualities.
I thought winter red was definitely a colour. Not as vibrant as the red of summer, but dense and warming. Those scarves are gorgeous, and the boxed ones especially attractive. Good luck at the fair!
Thank you. It looks like the general view is that red most certainly is a winter colour! Like you say deeper, darker carmine or ruby reds as opposed to those zingy scarlets and flame reds. 😊
Looks like Red will be a big seller at the fair Agnes, good luck. Red is the colour of our summer, the setting sun and bushfires.
My fingers are crossed, but I have found my customers in the run up to Christmas tend to buy pink and blue scarves from me. I will be taking those as well as the reds, of course. 😁