I love working with colors. I find color inspiration in so many places, such as the beautiful picture shown above. This is a picture I cut from a desk calendar a few years ago. I saved it because I loved the color palette.
I save anything I find to be a color inspiration and I like to keep it in a scrapbook or art journal.
Here are a few of my art journals:
This journal I keep specifically for embroidery color palettes.
It has blank pages of medium weight sketching paper.
I usually glue or attach whatever is my inspiration onto the page.
I often match embroidery floss to the inspiration color palette:
and record the floss numbers.
I was reminded to share this when I saw that the new Pantone 2016 Fall Fashion Report colors were released.
I like to set up a journal page with their seasonal color palettes and match them to embroidery floss.
Here is my journal page with the colors and the DMC thread color numbers:
and here are the colors stitched on fabric. It is a really beautiful palette!