Now that you have intrigued Mishkie, they have decided to accompany you for a tour of Stitchwind. As you show the merchant around, a thought starts to form in your mind. Our home is great, but it looks plain! Wood and stone, stone and wood – there's no variation!
After a busy day, you unwind at the local tavern. You mention your passing thought from the afternoon’s tour over drinks with your comrades. The comment is like wildfire, spreading so fast that no one (except you) remembers who said it.
The idea catches on quickly to decorate in ways that have never been seen before. Overnight, the warm wood tones of the tavern become a mix of blues and purples. the cold stone of other buildings become pink, red, orange. Everywhere there are palettes like never before!
Previously, we challenged you to try swapping colors from an existing pattern. This month, we are returning to color theory and asking you to step outside your color comfort zone!
Is there a particular palette you gravitate towards? Maybe you love bright and colorful projects. Perhaps you enjoy dark or monochromatic palettes. Find a small freebie pattern or a pattern you already have that has a color palette you do not typically use. It doesn't have to be very large at all.
If you have a pattern you like but follows the theme you usually use, feel free to swap the colors out! This might be a good time to try out a variegated thread from your stash! If you don’t have any variegated thread, that’s okay too!
Here's a few tutorials we've found on how to swap out colors on a cross stitch pattern. If you know of others, let us know in #quest-chat!
Peacock & Fig's Tutorial (Includes a video)
And heres some infomation and inspiration about different colour palettes
Wildolive's "Embroidery Basics Choosing Colors"
Pinterest - Cross Stitch Color Palettes
All done? Head over to the Discord and find the #quest-turn-in. Make a single post with a photo of your completed piece, stating that it's for the Color Kaleidoscope Quest.
Please include some relevant info like fabric count/stitch style. (Aka "18 count aida 2 over 1") Please also include link to the original pattern when possible. If you put the link between brackets < > it won't show the preview of the site your pattern is on which would overpower your photo. The focus should be on what you made!
Please don't chat or discuss the entries in this channel. We don't want anyone's work to get buried in chatter.
You can 'react' to the other photos as a show of encouragement. Or complement and discuss others' pieces in the #quest-chat channel.