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celebrate color: fall floss palettes

Celebrate Color

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.

Celebrate Color! Leaves On The Sidewalk

This first one I've named Leaves on the Sidewalk. It's my favorite combo of this collection.

Celebrate Color! Harvest Time

Harvest Time means wheat and grain, and also some sunflowers and cranberries.

Celebrate Color! Autumn Brights

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!

Celebrate Color! Fall Festival

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!

Celebrate Color! Pumpkin Spice

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!


  1. Beautiful paletts!!!


  2. I'm using your palettes to add to my own floss stash. It's working wonderfully. Thx for doing my work for me. :)

  3. Oh, I love these gorgeous palettes! So much color inspiration. :) I think the pumpkin spice latte might be my favorite...

  4. I love your pallettes. I am stitching a halloween motif for a friend in orange, brown, black, gold and dark & light green at the moment.

  5. Great Color choices, my favorite is the one that pops and I also really like the colors for the pumpkin spice latte (which i also have a weakness for!). They are all Fab! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I forgot to check these out at micheals today :( i am going to have to save this page for reference...love the harvest time one :)

  7. such great color palate you come up with! :D

  8. beautiful combos!! thank you for sharing :)
    I was thinking about doing a wreath to my front door and this ideas will be very helpful!
    The first one is pretty, looks like traditional autumn colors :) But I love the 3rd even more, autumn with a twist definitely!! :D
    The Pumpkin Spice Latte is conquering my heart too .. :)

  9. I had to come back and thank you again for these fall floss palettes! :D
    Pumpkin Spice Latte really won my heart! hahahah If you would like to see what I made, check my post ;)
    Have a great week!!


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