|Backyard Color Inspiration
You can never go wrong with color choices when you let nature take the lead. I looked closely at what I had gathered and used my trusty DMC color card to pull out colors that matched. A note, my color card has actual thread in it, as opposed to printed color patches, so you can see the true color. If you design your own embroidery it is a tool I highly recommend! Even if you don’t, it would still be useful. You can find it here.
Here are a few of my color palettes and their inspirations.
From a distance the fruit on this crabapple branch looks bright red but on examination, it is various shades of orange.
Again, from a distance, Yarrow looks so grayed out and dusty, but looking at it closely shows sparkles of vivid yellow.
DMC 320, 472, 726, 3822
Autumn Joy Sedum is the last inspiration. I was surprised that this fuchsia could still be found in the garden.
DMC 316, 471, 917, 945
I am saving a couple more for the next post, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you are looking for some fall inspired embroidery projects I have two in my shop you might have fun making.