Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sometimes You Just Have to Stitch Out of the Box

You may or may not know that I favor cool colors like blues, pinks, purples, emerald greens, etc.  I work part time at Angelwing Needlearts, my local needlework shop.  Donna, the owner, and I have totally different tastes in colors. She loves gold and brown and olive and lime, etc. It's become somewhat of a shop adjective when talking to the regular customers...'Oh, this yarn is a Donna color' or 'don't you love these Tommye colors?'.

So my choice of colors for the Star Sampler SAL by Periphaeria Designs is waaaaaay out of the box for me.  And I love they way they work together. I can't remember the name of the hand dyed linen (36 count), but it's such a rich gold color. I chosed Kelp Waterlilies from the Caron Collection as the main color. My initial choice for a contrasting color turned out to be too close to one of the browns in the Kelp, so I changed it to a orangy-brown Splendor that I never would have considered until I started stitching the piece. Just proves that you cannot accurately predict how overdyed floss is going to work out. But as soon as I filled in that one little spot, I new it was the right choice!

5 comments:

  1. I love your choice of colours. They are warm and vibrant.

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  2. Mmmmm! Love that buttery gold colored fabric!

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  3. Love it! The orange is perfect.

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  4. This is on its way to being a stunner!

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  5. Lovely choices for fibers, Tommye and this project, is going to be an eye catcher when finished, wow!

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