Color Wheel Inspiration

Friday, October 11, 2013

In one of our previous inspiration posts, one of our readers commented that they would love to see DMC Cotton Floss displayed in color wheel order – what a beautiful idea!

Color Wheel organization by Kimberly OuimetWould you like to arrange your floss in color wheel order? Here are some wonderful examples I’ve found online as inspiration!

Blogger Kimberly Ouimet is busy organizing her entire DMC floss collection using a color wheel, and she has many gorgeous photos and tips on her process on her blog. Visit her post.


Lesson 2 color wheel with corresponding DMC flossHow about using paintchips as inspiration, like this lovely color wheel by Diane on Flickr – what a fabulous idea!

Starting from a stack of paint chips, matching up your floss as you go is a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with the concept of a color wheel.


Color wheel tutorial on Amy’s Creative SideWe’ve already featured this beautiful color wheel on Amy’s Creative Side, but I just had to point out that Amy also created a wonderful tutorial to help you create your own stitched color wheel!

Amy was kind enough to list all 26 DMC Threads shades she used: 304, 321, 666, 606, 741, 972, 725, 726, 704, 471, 702, 701, 699, 958, 991, 503, 501, 826, 825, 3746, 553, 552, 326, 335, 3733.


Cross Stitch Color Wheel on Daisies for VioletIf cross stitch is more your thing, there’s a free color wheel pattern on Daisies for Violet.

While the pattern does not include floss numbers, it would be a great way to test your color IQ and play a game of match up with the threads in your collection.

Can you match all the pictured shades to DMC threads? Be sure and share your project with us if you do, we’d love to see it!


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  • Sharon Zotti
    October 13th, 2013 7:05 am

    Love working out color combinations with the color wheel. When I am trying to talk color the easiest references for me are DMC CHART, everybody has one and sometimes I use Trish Burr’s book ” Color Confidence” where she bases her combinations n the DMC CHART. THANK YOU DMC.

  • RW
    October 13th, 2013 7:12 pm

    I (again) would love to have DMC colors organized onto a color wheel. :-)

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