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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Favorite DMC Color Palette

 I have compiled a list of my favorite
DMC thread color palette to share with my readers ~ so here you go :
I turn to these colors time and again for all of my punch needle and cross stitch work ~

first, are the colors I turn to when filling in backgrounds for punch needle,
 both dark & light:

ecru - white
310 - black

here are my favorite greens/browns :
(leaves, stems, trees, animals, etc.)
and my lavenders are

I use 3064 (top) for flesh (heads, hands, feet)
and my reds are :

my golds are :

of course, I do add or subtract from this list on a whim, but this is my general palette ~
I tend to keep within this muted range for all of my work...
this includes threads, fabrics, wools and even paint colors.

Blessings from the Farm!


Jacqueline said...

You are so generous with sharing your talents. Thank you..

I do have a question, do you ever punch with #8 cut wool? Or do you strickly use that for hooking?

I am thinking about trying punching but want to do it with wool.

Thanks for your help.


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Jaqueline ~ thanks for your comment!
I hook with wool strips, but I handcut my strips so they tend to be a little larger if you're going to punch with #8 wooll strips, may I suggest that you use the #10 Oxford Punch Needle. If you need my help you can email me at not4got@aol.com :)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Lori,
Your list of colors is very similar to the ones I use - they seem to work well with any color palette one is using the piece with...rather neutral.
Thanks for sharing with us.


Logan said...

Great video! I keep meaning to do something for my blog....most people have no idea what punchneedle is!


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love your color pallet also!! I use whatever colors I'm feeling for a particular project so it really depends. Can't wait to see more videos of projects your creating!!

Ronnie said...

I love the colors and am going to keep the list in my files. Also wanted to know why you use 6 strands of thread, I have always used 3, I would like to know what the difference is. Love your work and the tutorial was great, thanks!

NMK said...

I finally found my punch needle tucked away in one of my many baskets .... :-) I can't wait to play !!! Your colors of floss are so soft , I have to add some to my collection ! Thank you again for your help .

Cathy Lloyd said...

Mmmm...love your colors. I'm a color gal. I love brights and pastels! I can never make up my mind, which is probably a reason that I don't design...I'm good at stitching and punching whatever someone else comes up with! :)

frontporchprims said...

Lori, I have often, when looking at the things you make, say "I just love those colors". So , thanks for sharing your palette. I think floss is just beautiful. -Steph-

Cathie said...

Hi Lori, I got a message from Weeks Dye Works about the copyright message and wanted to let you know I am joining the effort and posted something about it on my blog too. Thanks for saying something about that site and the copyright issues. I enjoy your blog and have been following for a while now! Keep up the good work. Cathie

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Ronnie ~ I use a MEdium Ultra Punch (Cameo) Needle that accomodates 6 strands of floss...I love to work with 6 strands because I don't have to cut & thread the needle as often and it fills in your work rather quickly.
I usually punch with it set on the #2 OR #3 SETTING (LOOP HEIGHT)
Hope this helps!

NMK said...

I have had so much FUN punching away today !!!!! Your tutorial was such a Big help , then I had to run to Michaels to buy more paint (their paint department has shrunk & they don't carry any of my favorite colors (Grrrrr) ) Anyway, I took you list of colors & they are so pretty !!! A good excuse not to paint...punching away here !!! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Thanks for sharing your color palette.
Pug hugs :)

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite colors to use! I'm just about to finish my first punch needle pattern!

sandit said...

Beautiful colors

sandit said...

Beautiful colors

Deborah Lynch said...

Lori if it's not too much too much to ask I would LOVE to see this list as a pdf so I could download and save it.

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