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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{ my color palette }

I get asked quite often about my color palette,
or the choice i make in choosing colors for my needlework,
rugs and painting...




I find myself drawn, time & again,
back to the colors that i've always loved and used...




here is a list of my favorite colors of DMC threads to use for cross stitch & needle punch...

Orange/Red:
3853
976
783
720
977
919
920

Greens:
732
733
734
3011
3012
3013

Blue/Grey:
3848
807
161
645
647
642

Browns:
611
612
610
3021
3031
422

and of course,
Ecru & Black (310)




i will divert from these only occasionally,
for instance, I will add
Purples:
3042
3853
{if I am working a design that is for Spring or Easter...}




All of these colors of threads are changed, of course,
after I overdye my finished works,
so they become quite muted and subdued...

I love to experiment with a 'poison' color
and see how beautifully primitive it looks once overdyed...


So it is with these little samplers that I've been working on...
they're only 1 & 1/2" square, so I don't have alot of room for a bunch of motifs,
so I use colors sparingly to not overpower the simple effect I want to achieve...

I have to choose my colors carefully,
then let the universe do what it will when I overdye them!
(some folks are scared to overdye..I say go for it...
as long as you make sure you are using color-fast threads/fabric, etc...)
I must tell you, I've NEVER been dissapointed by overdyeing!

{left to right~ "Heartsong", "Samplermaker", "Rabbit's Garden", and "Needle & Thread"}

and please remember...
I am a needlewoman, not a welder,
so you will find my soldering extremely primitive as well!
:)
these will be available on etsy in a little while...
or you can purchase directly from me here, just email me at not4got@aol.com
and if you want a custom necklace stitched for you, I'll be happy to work with you...
Sampler Necklaces are $48.00 each.
Off I go then, to the PO and bank...
I have a pot of chicken soup on the woodstove today
& will be baking some rosemary/olive oil bread in the breadmaker...
maybe some brownies for dessert,
{Hannah makes thee best brownies!}
Peace & Plenty to you all,
~Lori~

9 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love the necklaces..they are beautiful ! thanks for the info on your favorite colors too.

TeresaM said...

I just love love your necklaces!!! They are so cute!!! I'm going to save up some dollars! You do beautiful work!

Lori said...

Your necklaces are the sweetest Lori!! You come up with the best ideas!

Catherine said...

Lovely pieces! I think I know what I'll tell my husband I want the next time he asks me!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Those little necklaces are just adorable!

Jackie said...

They're gorgeous!

I love the thought of bread baking! Yummmm!

theegggather said...

I love the necklaces. I do have a question - what do you mean by "poison colors"?

Lori said...

dear Egg gatherer...
a 'poison' color is one that is really bright, like Acid Green or Sunny Yellow, or Neon Purple...once overdyed, it becomes a beautiful, muted shade...suitable (in MY mind) for primitive needlework...
:) thanks for your question!!

xoxox from Notforgotten Farm

By Way of Salem said...

Lovely!