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Crafty Colour Palette #5

Crafty Colour Palette #5 | Hello! Hooray!

It has been a long, long time since I put together a new colour palette! I had such a lot of fun creating Crafty Colour Palette #5, which is inspired by my garden.  Sweet peas are my absolute favourite at this time of year (once peonies have gone, that is!). The last couple of years I have either completely forgotten to plant any, or just been a bit too busy with other things to remember to do it. But I know that making the effort is a part of self-care for me really. If I make the effort to plant in spring, July will be full of glorious colour and the beautiful, sweet smell of these delightful flowers. They also keep on giving, just by picking them more often! Nature is amazing, isn’t it? Having flowers in the house is something that really makes me feel good. When I realised that this was the case, I knew it was something I needed to keep doing.

Bunch of sweet peas in colour order | Hello! Hooray!

Sweet peas in colour order | Hello! Hooray!

Little One helped me pick these from our garden and we had a lovely time arranging them and matching up the colours. She really loves playing with my threads, so she didn’t take much persuading! It was actually a lovely colour matching activity, so we’ll definitely do it again. The sweet peas have gone now (the bugs got them), so this is a lovely reminder of them too.

Crafty Colour Palette #5

There is such variety in the colours of sweet peas! So this is quite a large colour palette here with 11 colours. You could select just a small selection for a project rather than using the whole thing, but the gradient of the colours from the bright coral red through to the really deep plum shades is just gorgeous.

The DMC thread colours in this palette are:

Cream 3865

Light red 3705

Bright coral 956

Medium bright pink 3806

Bright pink 3607

Magenta 33

Lilac 210

Light purple 155

Bright purple 333

Plum 35

Medium plum 34

Please note that the colour descriptions are my own – DMC might refer to them as slightly different names! If you need to convert to Anchor thread colours, you’ll find a handy chart on my website here.

Crafty Colour Palette #5 colours 1 to 5 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #5 colours 4 to 8 | Hello! Hooray!

Crafty Colour Palette #5 colours 7 to 11 | Hello! Hooray!

Deciding what to stitch

I’m still deciding what to stitch with these colours. I’ve been so busy putting my latest kit together that I haven’t had the time to do much else recently! I thought it would be lovely to stitch something as a reminder of the summer, particularly as this one has been a little different to say the least. When I’ve worked out what this is, I’ll edit the post and let you know!

What would you stitch with these colours?

Crafty Colour Palette #5 Sweet Peas in full | Hello! Hooray!


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