Presentation of Color Samples

I have shown you loads of color samples that I created for my Level 3 Stitch class. Many people wanted to know what I would do with them. Part of our homework has been to figure out how to present the color samples, either in groups or one by itself. Here are a few methods that I finished in the last couple of weeks.

Here’s the front of one that has five studies combined by hand stitching the edges together.

Here’s the back. I had to add backing fabric to one of the color studies. I plan on adding a strip of black felt to the back running down the center but I don’t have a long enough piece. Black felt is on order!

And here it is rolled up. I’m not sure if it will have a way to tie or a closure. I haven’t decided on that yet.

The next couple set of samples needed a method that would combine the smaller pieces that had been stretched around foam core. So I cut pieces of black foam core and used a strip of black cotton fabric between the foam core and the back of the stitched sample. These were glued together. Now they can sit up on a table or be hung on a wall.

This set is presented the same way on the black foam core. It has been an interesting process figuring out which color studies will work together and then how to make all the different samples go together.

These color studies were actually created to go together. They are all machine stitched and have the same backing. So it was easier to figure out how to connect them. I used a knotted insertion stitch to connect the “pages”. It took me a while as I always forget how to do these stitches and it takes some practice to get the right tension and do the stitch correctly.

But I persevered and now the pages can be folded to make a book.

Or displayed in a concertina fashion. I’m still working on the rest of the color studies a little at a time. Keeping busy!

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10 thoughts on “Presentation of Color Samples

  1. Thanks so much Lyn, that’s my favorite too. But it had more planning and was made to go together. The others were made as one off samples. It’s harder to get them to play nicely together.

  2. You have amassed a wonderful collection of colour samples Ruth and put them together well. I see a few samples that Really catch my eye in terms of colour or design.
    I know this is not your entire collection, but thus far you have shown us typical ‘Ruth’ tonal samples. Will you have any tint samples or neutrals too?

    • Thanks Antje, these were based on a specific set of colors and working through diads, triads etc. There are neutralized colors in some of the samples but nothing where there are all neutral colors. There are also “tints” mixed in to give contrasting values but none that are all lighter values. Gail does have you work through all of those in her color class so I have done all those in paint. Just following instructions 😉

  3. She is keeping you on your toes & creating interesting challenges for you….not always easy to follow. You have come through with such a variety – hand stitching, machine stitching, organic, rectilinear, flat, textured, to mention just a few.
    Looking forward to seeing your next ‘bound’ samples.

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