Our needlepoint sample showcases a bold colour palette using our feature colour this month, Colour #69. Colour #69 is a rich blend of red, violet, and purple. We’ve chosen a bold palette of colours for this sample, sure to brighten any dull day.

Some may hesitate to use such a wide range of colours, especially since they are so colourful. Hopefully, this stitch sample illustrates otherwise! This is proof that sometimes, colour rules are meant to be broken. The colour palette of this stitch sample cleverly blends to create a pattern that has the right amount of POP without being busy.

What Colours Did We Use for this Bold Colour Palette

The sample is stitched using size 5 perle cotton in the following colours

More About Our Needlepoint Sample

The sample measures a little under 2 ½ inches on an 18-count canvas. It is a variation from the pattern Pieces Of Eight designed by Gayle Bicknell, which I know many of you will be familiar with. Pieces Of Eight has been around for many years, and I’ve seen it posted several times on various social media groups. The pattern was published in several issues of Needlepoint Now, commencing in September/October 1999, with the final installment of the design in July/August 2000.

We’ve stitched this sample using diagonal mosaic, upright cross stitch, alternating cashmere and Smyrna cross variation.

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