Well, I’m liking the colors I’ve chosen so far… that is to say, I like them in their watercolor incarnations. (Funny how the watercolors photograph much truer than the actual wool colors!) How the colors will translate to wool and stitches is probably an entirely different matter. But, at least by doing this study, I’m getting a very good idea how the colors can be distributed within the design:
The border threatens to overwhelm unless treated rather simply. I decided on tinting the diamonds as if they were tiles, and applying simple low-intensity washes of the colors used within the design. How will that translate to wool? Not sure. I’m toying with the idea of simple laid-work fillings for the diamonds. I’m anxious to start experimenting with stitches!
One other bit of news. For those who may be interested, all of my designs at PatternsOnLine.com will be 15% off regular price December 1st through the 14th. Happy shopping!