Saturday, December 12, 2015

Home Sweet Home

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:


Darlene said...

Yes, I am with you, they are not colors I would normally think of together...but I find them very pleasing to look at. I am curious how they will look when it all comes together. It is a lovely pattern set.

Kim said...

Hi Darlene - Thanks! I am glad you like the palette - I can't wait to finish this one :)

Alex Moore said...

The basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.
Thanks for sharing.....
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