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colour confident stitching ~ book review

So you know how much I love embroidering and stitchy things.  I wish I had time to do more of it.  Handwork is - in my opinion - so joyful and rewarding on many levels.

Well I was so excited when I heard about this book, Colour Confident Stitching by Karen Barbe.  It's a wonderfully informative and instructional book about colour theory and how to apply it to ... well, anything creative really, but particularly to stitching.  So clever!  Because let's face it - no matter what we look at, we all see colour first.  I know that when I walk into a quilt shop I head straight for the pink section.

It is just full of pages and pages of beautiful imagery, fun projects, and really helpful guidance on how to understand colour so you can the right ones for you and make your finished project look as lovely in life as you imagine it in your mind.

I admit that I struggled for years transposing colours for my thread work.  If I saw a design that I wanted to stitch, but I didn't like the original colours in the pattern, I would always lean on the experts at the stitching store to help me out.  Experience has made me much better, and more confident in my choices.  (I'm certain this book would have gotten me to where I am a lot faster LOL!)

But we creative types can never had too much information when it comes to making things that express who we are and that make us really giddy happy inside when we see our finished projects.  This book has taught me things and has helped me fine tune some of the knowledge in my tool box.  And it couldn't have come at a better time as I labour to perfect the perfect colour palette for my next fabric collection. ;)

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Reader Comments (3)

Hi there! I think you nailed the perfect colors with First Romance...can't wait to get that bundle!! I love your Cosmo thread cards that display a few colors on a single card! Just looking at my boxes and bags of embroidery floss makes me sooo happy!! Love your projects!
July 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBJK
This looks like a really great book, Krystine
Thank you for sharing it.
July 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
I've just discovered your blog today and have enjoyed so much your posts! I was wondering where you got your embroidery floss cards that I see in the pictures here, who makes them? I love that you can put 3 gradations of the same color together: brilliant!! And that new book is in my Amazon cart: I need all the help I can get!! :-) Thanks for all your lovely posts. I'm subscribing to your posts today!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg, Ca
September 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHelen LeBrett

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