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playing with pretty colors

After I wrote up the Embroidery Basics post about choosing colors, I felt like I needed to play with more color combos. Just for fun, but also to share. Feeling bright and colorful, I put together these as a start:



The blue in the last picture is a Color Variations floss, which I love so much. I grew up being familiar with variegated floss, but this is completely different...so lovely!

There isn't a plan for using these yet, but I like the idea of finding combinations that I like, and saving them for future use. The only thing is, I feel like each one needs a name. I tried naming them, but they sound silly (Sunrise, Sunset? Really, Mollie?). Oh well. Maybe you have better color palette names?

11 comments:

  1. the first is my favorite!

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  2. i use the first combo in just about everything that i do, but i really like the second combo. it's something that i wouldn't put together on my own.

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  3. Drool, drool, I love color! Just found your blog and I feel like I discovered a new candy store! Can't wait to submerge myself when I have some time. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Robin

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  4. Oh la la! lovely combos! :)

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  5. they are all lovely, but combo 2 is the best!!

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  6. ooh i love that blue! i want it all over my walls...

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  7. I love the middle one :) Im so into corals at the moment!

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  8. I must admit, I've been embroidering for YEARS now, but always agonized about color until I read your post on it. Oh, GEE; the DIFFERENCE it's made in my embroidery (and my stress level). :)

    THANKS!

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  9. those a very cool color combintations :)
    We follow your blog.

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  10. Oh wow. I love the middle one Mollie. So pretty. Grape Sherbert maybe????

    xoxo
    Janee
    yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

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  11. The colors....makes me want to run down to Joann's and get me some new floss. Alas, I have nothing to embroidery at the moment!

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