The Designer Techniques class were lucky to hear from Dorothy Kaplan on color blocking recently. Enjoy these images of her work and a few tidbits from her talk.

  • For Dorothy, it makes her feel powerful to wear bold clothing.
  • She likes experimenting with design plans by drawing them in paper first.
  • She utilizes her fabric remnants in many of her designs.
  • For her, a big challenge is finding complementary weight fabric.
  • She introduced the idea of texture blocking or using similar color fabrics with various textures.