March of the Tools: colour charts
I first purchased a Kona colour card last year when I was trying to finalise colours for my father's quilt and out of all of my charts (yes, there are others...oh dear) it is the most extensive. A quick body check this morning reveals that I can chart colours from my ankle to just beneath my bust when I hold it up against myself, which gives you some idea as to the proportions of this chart, or for those already in possession of the colour chart, an idea of just how small I am. Don't let this put you off though, Kona have thought of everything: you are not left with an unwieldy body's worth of colour samples, as it conveniently folds up.
But colour charts needn't be limited to quilting. I've frequently referred to my Berisford satin ribbon chart, as well as my velvet ribbon chart, especially when choosing the colours for this woven velvet cushion below.
There's something so lovely about the colours on these cards all lined up together like sweets in a sweet shop that however beautiful they may be in isolation, they seem to sparkle more in unity.
|Satin ribbons to the left, velvets to the right.|