Amy at ParkCityGirl made this beautiful embroidered colour wheel a while back. She’s making another one now and is going to post instructions so that anyone can join in (here’s post 1). Now I haven’t done embroidery before, but hey, now seems like as good a time as any to learn so I’m going to give it a go!
Here are my colours. Amy suggested 12 but I’ve ended up with 16 because I wanted some pink in it!
My local shop had Anchor floss, so I had to convert Amy’s DMC thread numbers to Anchor ones. There were a lot of conversion charts which all gave wildly different values, but I found this one pretty accurate. Plus it lists colour names which I love. “Medium Dark Antique Mauve” anyone? Or how about “Light Nile Green”? Love it! Names are so much more fun than numbers!
Anyway, in case it’s of any use to anyone, plus for my future records, here are the colours I’m using.
- 47 Red
- 46 Bright red
- 925 Light pumpkin
- 316 Pumpkin
- 298 Deep canary
- 295 Light straw
- 280 Lime green
- 256 Bright chartreuse
- 227 Light green
- 1706 <no name – it’s kinda a dark turquoise>
- 779 Dark grey green
- 978 Dark dark baby blue (and yes, that is double-dark!)
- 1030 Dark blue violet
- 98 Medium grape
- 87 Light plum
- 59 Bright red (hmmm, that’s the same as 46, but this one’s pinky-red)
I can’t wait to start!