celebrate color: fall floss palettes
I'm so happy to be partnering with Rachel, Emma and Shannon as we Celebrate Color this Fall. We'll all be sharing some colorful posts over the next three months, and you can join in the fun by making your own Autumn projects, and you might even win some great prizes! Read more on Rachel's blog, Stitched in Color.
My favorite way to celebrate color, any time of the year, is with embroidery floss. I think that part of the appeal is that it is not only visual (looking at the colors), but it's also tactile (touching the floss skeins). Holding onto shades of Autumn is such a lovely experience. We do it with colorful leaves, freshly fallen from trees, so why not with some thread palettes, just waiting to be stitched?
Sharing color palettes of floss isn't new here, but these are different. These are part of a bigger challenge. Choose one (or more) of these palettes so you'll be ready for next month, when I'll have patterns to go with each of the palettes, and after that, there will be a project (or two!) that incorporates our embroidery.
This first one I've named Leaves on the Sidewalk. It's my favorite combo of this collection.
Harvest Time means wheat and grain, and also some sunflowers and cranberries.
Even though Fall starts to bring more subdued colors, I like a bit of pop. Update: The orange Color Variations is actually 4124. Sorry about the error!
Getting the most accurate colors for these floss photos is the hardest part. Believe it or not, this Fall Festival combo feels creamy to me...at least in person. You'll have to head to the store and pull the colors to see what I mean!
Finally, a palette dedicated to one of the best parts about Fall: The Pumpkin Spice Latte! I love them sooooo much!
Now that you have some floss inspiration, what will you stitch with your newly chosen Autumn colors? You can wait for my Celebrate Colors patterns next month, but why not get started right away? Find a pattern you like, or just start stitching some stitches. You never know what these colors may inspire you to come up with...maybe even something to enter into the Needlepoint contest category! So many ways to Celebrate Color!