Tuesday, 7 June 2011

New fabrics - help me choose

Turns out that I installed Photo Editor on the netbook after all, so I've been able to crop down some photos of these shade cards. The 'Sashiko for Summer' workshop fabrics were from this gorgeous range of shot (two tone) Indian cottons. My workshop samples are on the lilac shades but the light green (col 41) and sea blue (col 43) were also popular, both from the 'Winter' card.

I've been on the lookout for subtly coloured alternatives/coordinates that would work with my Japanese fabrics and this range looks ideal. It is great for stitching sashiko. The only problem is choosing the colours! I want to have 43, 44 (Winter) and 26 (Autumn) - all blues which look like old sashiko fabrics - but I'd like to have some other colours too. Suggestions please! Click the images to enlarge them and read the shade numbers. I've been told that some are out of production at the moment, but I don't know which ones as yet.


Lis said...

I adore all those Autumn shades but especially 24, 29 and 30, do you think they would work with taupes having seen them in real life?

Minka's Studio said...

I like all the winter and autumn shades. Just lovely! I realize I'm no help with an answer like that. Maybe you could identify one specific project and select the colors to go with that.

jatajomi said...

Hello Susan,
you wanted to know witch colors ar also nice,
I like Summer Col. 16+17,
Autumn 29+31+32,
Spring Col. 5+7

It`s great that you can use your laptop now.
I have one ask :
did you find two mail from Germany? I sent them to your mail- adress on your homepage.
I sent asks to the workshops in Germany.

Susan Briscoe said...

I'm at the airport so I don't have the shade card with me, but I'll look at those when I get home.

I've got the light green we used last week in my suitcase! And one of the blues, but I can't remember the number. I'm on battery power now, so the latop screen is quite dark too.