There is a new hand embroidery pattern set in my shop.
The title is Home Sweet Home.
I have been busy stitching up so many of the motifs from this set and planning out stitching projects.
One of the projects I am just starting is a home surrounded by flower borders with the text "Welcome".
What do you think of the color palette I plan to use? Normally, these are not colors I would choose to put together! However, I was looking through an old art book and found a beautiful watercolor. It is a village scene on a rainy day with houses and shops and pedestrians and horse drawn carriages. I loved the overall color and mood of the painting. The individual colors that made up that mood were an interesting palette - I started matching them with embroidery floss and this is what I came up with:
The black, brown and red were just small touches and I plan to use them sparingly.
This palette turned out to be 15 colors, so I will have lots of options!
I added the floss samples and color numbers on my project page in my embroidery journal, but I am missing the floss numbers for two of the greens so I have some research to do:
Here is my progress, I think I am really going to like this color palette: