Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Inspiration - Ultraviolet

You may have seen that Pantone's color of year for 2018 is Ultraviolet.  The bluey violet is one of my favorite colors!  Pantone is a company that standardizes color matching and gives color forecasts.  You can read more about their reasons for choosing ultraviolet here.

Ultraviolet is one of those color names sometimes used with reddish purples, so just searching for "ultraviolet" yarns or fabrics doesn't necessarily get you the right color.  I've come up with some nice possibilities for fiber enthusiasts if you're excited about creating a color of the year project.

Sweet Georgia Brown has a new color, Lupine, that I'm definitely going to be making something with!  It's on their Superwash Worsted and Tough Love Sock here - Eat.Sleep.Knit also has a fun and very addictive yarn game going on!

For fabric, how about Moda's marbled purple

or this Kaffe Fassett flowered cotton.

DMC embroidery floss is widely available at chain craft stores and has color #333 looks like a great ultraviolet.

And for adding something extra to that yarn work or embroidery, how about this seed bead I found at Fire Mountain Gems.

I'll leave you for this week with an excerpt from the purple poem in Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill.

"Time is purple, just before night when most people turn on the light - but if you don't it's a beautiful sight. ..... the purple sound is the loveliest thing, it's a violet opening in the spring."  

That's how I interpret this year's color!

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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