So, believe it or not, I am still happily at work on my personal DMC thread project. I collected all the images online, assigned them color names, and meticulously put them in order (because the Alphabetical sort option in Flickr wasn't smart enough to sort the 300's and 3000's separately). Since I was lucky enough to be gifted an entire collection of Presencia embroidery floss, I also annotated each DMC floss color with its Presencia equivalent. I started annotating with Anchor equivalents but that's ongoing because I don't have any Anchor floss, anyway, so there's no real rush.
Yes, people, this is how I entertain myself.
The next, and (in my mind) most fun part of the whole project has been arranging all the colors into "color families", as determined by DMC. I love reading the color names, and wondering who exactly sat down with a pile of 400+ floss skeins and named them all. Aside from getting a little bored with the heaps of browns (whoa - so many!), I am almost done creating "color families."
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there something rather delicious about seeing all these colors sitting next to each other, surrounded by a generous dose of whitespace? I've always been in love with the Flickr layout, but this color swatch project is sending me over the moon...
What about you? Are there any colors you're drawn to? Feel free to illustrate with links to my color swatches! :)