It’s been very humbling to me to see the love for ‘The Humble Sampler’ – I thought Harriett’s sampler was a beauty, and I’m delighted that you agree. As I have had some requests for colour conversion for the bright colours on the back, I’ve put one together, as well as a silk conversion for the soft colours on the front.
Bright colourway conversion
These colours are SO bright! As requested, I’ve put together a colour conversion for the reverse of ‘The Humble Sampler’, and stitching it in these will be a completely different beast… I’ve created a PDF that you can download by below with the list, and some stitching tips.
As the fading on the front has been uneven, there are actually more colours on the back. In the PDF, I’ve added a diagram to show you where the extra colours are, but feel free to play around with the palette and have fun!
|Colours from the front|
(used in the chart)
|Bright colours from the back |
(in overdyes & DMC)
|Classic Colorworks (CC) Cherry Cobbler||WDW Candy Apple/DMC 321|
|Weeks Dye Works (WDW) Chrysanthemum||WDW Sweet Potato/DMC 920|
|WDW Whiskey||GA Harvest Moon/DMC 783|
|The Gentle Art (GA) Antique Rose||WDW Bluecoat Red/DMC 3328|
|GA Raspberry Frost||WDW Red Pear/DMC 223|
|WDW Sand||CC Mulled Berries/DMC 33|
|GA Burlap||CC Pine Needles/DMC 730|
|WDW Schneckley||WDW Grasshopper/DMC 732|
|CC Steamed Broccoli||CC Mistletoe/DMC 890|
|GA Baby Spinach||CC Grasshopper/DMC 3345|
|WDW Dried Sage||CC Jolly Holly/DMC 368|
|CC Joshua Tree||For the border: CC Eve’s Leaves/ DMC 3364|
For the flower: CC Wisconsin Woods/ DMC 28
|WDW Cornsilk||For the border: GA Dried Thyme/DMC 3347|
For the flower: WDW Seafoam 3817
|WDW Dove||WDW Seafoam/DMC 3817|
|GA Wood Trail||GA Dark Chocolate/DMC 838|
|Additional for flowers: WDW Williamsburg Blue/DMC 32|
New silks! Cascade House Embroidery
Is there anything more exciting than new threads to play with? I’m thrilled to be working with Robyn from Cascade House Embroidery, another talented dyer in this wonderful needlework community. Robyn’s silks are used by many of the world’s top embroiderers, and I’m very happy to be able to share them with you.
I love hand-dyed threads, and Cascade House Embroidery’s stranded silk have that warmth and movement that I don’t always find with larger, commercially-dyed silks. Some of the colours are solid, while others are more variegated, and they give tremendous richness and depth to your stitching. And of course, the sheer pleasure of stitching with silk!
Cascade House Embroidery stranded silk skeins are 7.5 metres (8.2 yards) of six-stranded silk and are very good value for silk. The skeins are larger than Weeks/Gentle Arts/Classic Colorworks, but smaller than Cottage Garden Threads, and very economical: I’m selling them for AU$6 (just over US$4) per skein.
I hope to stock the full range over time, but to start out, I have a beautiful selection of reds and pinks for stitching ‘All my red threads’ and a colour conversion for ‘The Humble Sampler’.
Silk conversion for ‘The Humble Sampler’
I have put together a colour conversion in the beautiful Cascade House Embroidery silks, and full threadpacks and individual skeins are up in my Etsy store for you to try.
The colour conversion is provided below and you can download a PDF version below:
|Overdyed cottons||Cascade House Embroidery silk|
|Classic Colorworks (CC) Cherry Cobbler||4020|
|Weeks Dye Works (WDW) Chrysanthemum||3226|
|The Gentle Art (GA) Antique Rose||3240|
|GA Raspberry Frost||3830|
|CC Steamed Broccoli||7258|
|GA Baby Spinach||7250|
|WDW Dried Sage||7595|
|CC Joshua Tree||7880|
|GA Wood Trail||2660|
Do let me know what you think of the silks and tag me if you stitch with them, or the bright colourway – I can’t wait to see! Happy stitching xo
Oh, and keep an eye out for my new Flosstube – there’s a giveaway!