May 6, 2022
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Color palettes are a brilliant way to get design inspiration.
All of us struggle with choosing embroidery thread colors.
You may want to change the original design colors more to your liking. For me,
I do not use one type of thread. I have thread from several different
Earlier, I discussed how to easily choose
thread colors for your designs using the suggested colors. Many times,
color combinations look fabulous to us because they mimic those in nature. I
recently found a novel site where you can get color palettes that work beautifully together.
Krisztina created StitchPalettes.com to
help embroidering friends who struggled with finding colors that go well
together. It eases the anxiety that comes with too many color choices.
Her free thread color combinations can be applied by thread
artists regardless of their skill level: those who are just learning as well as
You can filter palettes by color, scheme, season, and theme.
She also offers e-books as well as a subscription service where
you can upload photos using most smartphones and tablets and convert them into
embroidery thread palettes.
Although this site is for determining DMC thread colors used
by hand embroiderers, you can use conversion charts and programs to find a
similar match in machine embroidery thread.
DMC to Sulky
DMC to Robison
DMS to Arc,
Use color charts and
thread converters as a guide. Your monitor color will be
different than the printed color which will be different from the thread color.
Exact color matches are just not possible unless you are using actual thread