Sunday, 17 April 2011

Victorian House Decoration - Inspiration for Knit

The Drawing Room

House Decoration,  Edited by Paul  N. Hasluck
Published by Cassell and Co.  1894    (Bought at an autojumble)
The chapter on colour talks about Owen Jones.
‘Owen Jones gave in the year 1852 this dogma or proposition :- colour is used to assist in the development of form, and to distinguish objects, or parts of objects from one another.’

The book gives an example of a cornice for each room in the house.  Colours are selected to enhance the contours.  I used these as a starting point for some knit samples.

The Author explains why there is no green.

" is not only bilious of temper but almost fatal to mixed combinations."

Colour plan for drawing room cornice