I finally got around to getting this project in gear. I cut the canvas this morning. Based on Barbara’s block size, it’s about 9″ square on 18 mesh and a little over 11″ square on 14 mesh.
I’m using 18 mesh.
I was going to use Silk & Ivory, but decided on using Gloriana’s Lorikeet,a simply stunning wool, because it’s hand-dyed, so has a lovely variation in color. Because it has nine strands in a bundle, it’s versatile as well.
I want this to work with our beach glass + coral color palette for the new house, so I went with aqua for colors 1 & 2 (they will also be 7 & 8). I picked corals for colors 3-5 and a very dark gray for the neutral.
The colors are:
1 & 7: Jewel Turquoise Pastel (020W1)
2 & 8: Tropical Sea (019W3)
3: Cinnamon Pastel (151W1)
4: Pomegranate (139W3)
5: Cinnamon Light (151W2)
6: Charcoal (001W3)
You can see them spread out in the picture above. Gloriana can be found (with superb on-line color cards) at: http://www.glorianathreads.com/.
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What a warm colorscheme.
I love those hand-dyed yarns so much!
I love them too, and I’ve really been enjoying seeing how it works out. I’ll try to post a picture of my progress tomorrow.
If you’re working on it, send me a picture of either your color scheme or your progress and I’ll make a gallery.
Carolyn McNeil says
Great choice of colors…they should work well together…
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