I also tend to keep sections of thread that I have used but have finished off "parked" at the top of the canvas, out of the way so that I can easily pick up that thread again when needed. This, however, doesn't work if two threads are very close in color. On this pattern, I have the background and the lightest peach which are very close in color and I find it very difficult to differentiate the two. Therefore, I never park the lightest peach when working the pattern, preferring to end the thread and wind it back on the original floss bobbin. When working the first Katrianna, I mixed them up frequently and had to take out the incorrect color many times, so this time I am being more conscious of the two threads to prevent the same mistakes.
Have you ever seen a pattern you like but don't like the colors of it? I know I have! It is very common and not insurmountable. Changing colors to ones you like better and match your own color scheme makes the design feel more like your own and can go a long way towards making your scene fit your own vision.
Several of my patterns include different color schemes, simply because I kept thinking of other colors that could work. But how do you go about making a pattern match your vision?
Recently, a fellow stitcher by the name of Martha S, chose one of the rugs that I have several schemes for, in yet another color scheme, showing that the pattern can be changed to almost anything to suit your own scheme. She has given me permission to discuss her journey into choosing colors to go with her vision. She chose the Sonja rug for her scene.
Above is Martha's storyboard. On the storyboard, she has samples of the fabrics and wallpaper that she eventually ended up using. There are 3 floss color cards that she has placed on the board. The one in the center shows the colors she chose for the smaller, French knot version of the rug she placed in the bedroom. The floss card showing the various shades of grey shows the colors she eventually chose for the larger version of the Sonja and the smaller floss card at the bottom right shows samples of threads she used in other stitching she placed around the room.
This gave Martha an excellent way of matching colors to her current color scheme. As you can see, the shades of grey floss that she chose complement the greys she has in her fabrics and wallpaper perfectly. Martha asked another stitcher (Peggy B) to stitch the rug for her once she decided upon the colors and this is the finished product in place in Martha's dollhouse.
If you wish to change colors in one of my patterns, you could apply Martha's technique to help you decide upon colors. Make note of the number of colors in the pattern and be sure to choose the same number of colors for your pattern. You may decide to change only one or two colors to better match your scene, or you may decide to change all of them as Martha did. Changing the colors doesn't have to be hard and you can let your imagination soar using this method.
If any of you have stitched one of my rugs and changed the color schemes, I would love to see them. It is always fun to see what everyone has done with my designs. I hope this helped you and until my next post - happy stitching!
I have now packed up my items and re-instated the ones that have not sold in the store section of the website. My next dollhouse show will be next May at the Omega Dollhouse Show. Today, I am going to sit back and do what I love the most when relaxing...Stitch!
this in mind, I began designing this little rug in 2022. It was almost finished and just needed some tweaking to prepare it for listing.
I am happy to announce that my Sonja 18 Count rug pattern is now live! If stitched on 18 count fabric, the rug would measure 4 13/16" x 6 5/8" (12.2 cm x 16.8 cm) so would be suitable for a 1/12th scale project without having to stitch on 40 count fabric. If, however, you did wish to stitch it on 40 count, the rug would be most suited to a 1/24th scale project.
Tonight, I am going to relax a bit and stitch some of my Katrianna rug then tomorrow I will tackle one of the other partially designed rugs that I have on the go. It is a lot of fun re-visiting some of my unfinished patterns because I often decide to go in a completely different direction with the design than I originally planned.
someone had spent a lot of time perfecting to create the pattern. I try to keep all of my patterns to a reasonable price so that everyone could afford to purchase them, but I do spend a lot of time working on them. It is disheartening to find that people are willing to steal the pattern rather than spend a little to purchase the original for which I worked to hard to create.
I am very happy to say that all of my pattern photos have now been updated and I can get back to doing what I love most - creating new patterns and stitching.
Currently, I am stitching a second Katrianna rug because I have decided the first one will be offered for sale at the upcoming M.E.T. Show in Toronto this October and I really want one for myself. Speaking of the show, I am now turning my attention to getting ready for the show and hope to have lots of things ready to sell. My daughter Heather is coming to help me at the show and we are very much looking forward to being there and meeting new and old friends there.
My name is Yvette, and I will be writing this blog to tell you about the creative process that has gone into the creation of my Petitpoint patterns along with showing the stitching I have done of some of the rugs.
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