I am beginning to develop 3 or colorways for a small design. It will be offered in November 2016 by Stitch for the Cure. I will stitch the first colorway and provide colored renditions of the rest. I am thinking Four Seasons?
There are several approaches to getting started. This time I thought it would be fun to stitch with rose pinks. Shortly after I found Sue Spargo's collection of Dazzle. It is rayon with a strand metallic and equivalent to a #8 perle. It is a beautiful rose(see above middle). She also has a new colors available in a beautiful perle cotton that comes in 3 sizes. The color I hope to use is next to the Dazzle thread. And as most of you know I like to use new threads, beads, markers, etc,.........So I just got all 15 colors of the new Planet Earth Sprinkles ribbon. Three colors are included in the photo.....they are so cute. Plus, I knew I wanted to include some flat square beads...either Tilas or CzechMates.....see the yellow ones below. Last, but not least, I searched through my stash to see what else might work...so now I have 15 threads. I need to eliminate at least 5. At this point I think I need to finish graphing the design and then review again.
I will post an update when I get the final palette and a "final" stitch diagram.