My Unyellow Lilly

As I mentioned, DMC didn’t want to come to the party on the deep plummy-burgundy colours I had in mind. This is what happened instead:
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Bear in mind this is my first conversion ever. Someone more experienced/talented than I might have been able to massage and blend the available colours to get closer than I have. But it seems to me there aren’t a good range of deeper shades in DMC. For perspective, the lightest pink here is DMC 3727. The darkest shade here is actually a Weeks dye works floss – ‘Bordeaux’, and is more what I had in mind for the mid-tones. The fabric is ‘Sapphire Sky’ Cashel by Silkweaver.

Putting aside the frustration of not being able to get exactly what I wanted, I am actually pretty happy with how it’s turning out. More ‘Rose Satin’ than ‘Burgundy Velvet’, but pretty all the same. I’m not at all sure whether I’m going to go with the original ‘blankie’ colours now or convert to greens as I had planned. She’s had her first ten hours anyway, so she’s going away for a little while, and I’ll cross that bridge next time I get to her.

So… put on your Critic’s cap and tell me what you honestly think so far 🙂

6 responses to “My Unyellow Lilly

  1. I think that looks really pretty so far! Love the fabric you’re stitching her on.

  2. She’s beautiful so far, Mel. Just Gorgeous! :love:

  3. I like these colours thus far, Melanie! I think it will turn out just beautifully!

  4. I think it looks great – those colours work really well! 🙂

  5. I love Silkweaver’s Sapphire Sky linen. Considering the fact that you’re going against a slightly lighter fabric background than I think you had originally intended, I think the “Rose Satin” is working out really nicely! As far as the blanket color converstion goes, I think that your instinct will lead you to the right place when the time comes. Great job so far! 😀

  6. Have you thought of the threads that TIAG have out? There are 3 different colours in about 5 shades each. I like what I see.