Stitch Palettes

Are you familiar with If you have any interest in color, especially as a stitcher, you should get to know this website!

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This website is the creation of Krisztina, a woman that lives “in a beautiful and wild part of Europe” (her words). When it was mentioned to me in passing by a fellow stitcher, I was certainly intrigued. When I went to the site itself to check it out, I was enthralled.

On a regular basis, there is a post (on her website, Facebook, and Instagram) of a picture with six DMC colors pulled from it. For example, here are a few recent ones:

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Not only are these beautiful eye candy, they are certainly a source of inspiration for me as a designer. Numerable color palettes just waiting to be brought to life.

When you click on any picture, you are brought to a page with more details, including various thread conversions and suggestions of palettes with similar colors.

She recently announced a new edition to her website – the Palette Generator. You put in a DMC number and you will then be shown all sorts of color options: monochromatic color schemes, complementary color schemes, triadic and tetradic color schemes – a whole color theory lesson, in fact. Give it a try using your favorite DMC color.

It is absolutely fantastic to have this website as a stitcher. In many ways, DMC colors and numbers are a common language for so many of us, not only stitchers, but fabric and thread dyers as well. Krisztina has given us such a gift with this website.

Go check it out and follow her on social media!

Published by worksbyabc

There is nothing that comforts me more than putting needle and thread to fabric or canvas. I've been stitching since I was a teenager, exploring all types of needlework - cross stitch, canvaswork, counted thread techniques like blackwork and name it. All these years of stitching have led to my own design business. Most of my designs are cross stitch patterns, but I have also enjoyed creating beginner level canvaswork designs and blackwork patterns as well.

2 thoughts on “Stitch Palettes

  1. Thank you for explaining Krisztina’s gift. I spotted her Instagram the other day and forgot to go back to check what this unique looking post was about!

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