Threads for Skin (or, Match My Face)

Folks are always asking what threads are good for creating different skin tones. Traditionally needlepointers have used the late Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's list of DMC colors to choose the right thread for their Aboriginal/Asian/African/European skin tones.
http://www.tiag.com/background/altcolor.html

Here's a new source, passed on from the ANG email list to me from Deborah. Thanks, Deb!
http://www.carouselcharts.com/SkinTones.pdf

Carousel Charts is a cross stitch company. They've also published a guide to changing colors in general that I found very interesting.
http://www.carouselcharts.com/LightnDark.pdf

Colleen of Needle Works in Austin just posted a list of skin tone shades from her Mom's old copy of The Needlepoint Book. There are two colors for eyes and lips as a bonus. I think these are DMC colors, by the way.
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2013/02/share-a-stitch-sunday-february-24.html

Carole Lake suggests these DMC floss colors:
Lips: 309, 938
Pinks/corals: 818, 761, 819
Porcelains/peaches: 948, 712, 754
Tans: 712, 437, 738, 3774, 739
Peaches/tans: 948, 754, 3778, 758
Asian: 739, 3774, 950
African-American: 632, 3772, 3773
A chart from Lord Libidan
https://lordlibidan.com/find-the-perfect-skin-tone-dmc-threads/

I have a series of articles on Blog that talk about threads for various skin colors.  As a bonus there is a link to an article about how to do sparkling eyes.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2015/09/skin-and-eyes.html

Lots of thread companies have thread collections for skin tones.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2013/09/match-my-face.html

Fleur de Paris sells a set of DMC cotton floss colors they call "Sandra's Skin Colors."
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2017/01/sandras-skin-colors.html

Kreinik, Access Commodities and Rainbow Gallery all have such thread sets.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2013/09/match-my-face.html

Here's a good look at the Rainbow Gallery Design Collection skin tones threads.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/10/threads-for-perfect-skin.html

Folks love Pepperpot silk, so I've started exploring doing skin tones with their colors.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2015/11/pepperpot-skins.html

https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2016/05/pepperpot-skin-again.html


Good luck creating that perfect face!



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