Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Can't Find That Perfect Color?

Lorraine at Colour Complements showed off two stocking cuffs stitched by a customer today.  (Click on the thumbnail photo, then click again on the new photo for a really good look at these cuties.)  They are darling, but the point I want to emphasize is that Lorraine custom-dyed a color to create the perfect background thread for the stitcher.
http://colourcomplements.com/2015/12/christmas-needlepoint.html

The next time you are going nuts trying to find a color to match your canvas, small businesses like Colour Complements might be able to create just the right color in the right thread for you.  Of course you can use a different color or pick a light coverage stitch in a medium shade of the background color to show off the color you can't match, but light coverage stitches don't work in every situation.

If you can loan out the canvases or find a DMC color match to the thread manufacturer, they might be able to reproduce just the right thing for you.  It doesn't hurt to ask!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 21, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Jane! Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year back. And you are welcome. I take out my little packet of your threads occasionally and drool, then put them away. Maybe next fall....

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