Several months ago I received an email from Gail who inquired about a photo of Laura Perin’s Starry Nights pattern on Needlepoint Nation using a very different colour palette she thought I had stitched. Interestingly I immediately knew the version she very flatteringly thought “moi” had stitched but alas I could not take credit (although I wanted to :)). The very talented Jan from Thread Medley had stitched it and kindly sent us the palette she had used. After seeing Jan’s palette I knew I wanted to create my own “custom” palette. About the same time all this correspondence was going on I was in the middle of dyeing my autumn themed colours, one of which I absolutely loved, colour #188. Colour #188 was my inspiration so I started experimenting with coordinating colours. This proved to be far more challenging than I ever anticipated and way more time consuming. Believe me parts of this pattern have been stitched (and ripped out) numerous times as I adjusted colours. Laura describes this as a colour study and WOW IS IT!! So here is my custom palette
I did end up adjusting values with this palette from my sample stitched above but only slightly. In some cases I felt they either needed to be lighter or darker than what I had used to provide more contrast.
I had so much fun creating this. Remember, I am selling the thread embellishment kit ONLY – you will need to purchase Laura’s “Starry Nights” pattern either from your local needlework shop or from Laura directly here. Thank you Laura for designing such a beautiful pattern. You can find the thread embellishment kit in my shop SOLD OUT – THANK YOU but remember there are a limited number available so shop early to avoid disappointment. Hope I’ve inspired you to do your own Starry Nights.
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