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Apr 15

Carding for Color Part III: Embroidery

by Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

I have been smitten with color since preschool. I remember my teacher adding red food coloring to a large glass pitcher of water, then making a pitcher of blue and a pitcher of yellow. From these primary colors they mixed secondary colors; purple, orange and green. They had me at purple.

These principles of mixing color have served me to this day. For this project we’ll be looking at a picture, choosing a section we find visually pleasing, and breaking down the colors so we can spin them and recreate that portion of the picture in yarn using embroidery.

Download the PDF for the complete tutorial