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We Call it “Grinch Green”


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Sometimes, you can’t get away from associating a color with something very specific.

In the present case, the color is green. And while it’s supposed to be a sunny, bright, springy, happy green… I can’t think of it now as anything other than Grinch Green.

Green floche

We’ve been twisting up floche here in the studio for what seems like weeks and weeks. It’s a lot of floche!

We already offer one large color pack of floche, this Garden Bright set based on the colors that I used in this floral heart project and that I used in the voided monograms scattered here and there on the website. I’m working on bringing that floral heart project out as a PDF – finally! It’s high on my agenda right now.

In addition to the Garden Bright floche set, thanks to popular request, we’re also preparing some more muted color collections that I call “Heritage” colors. There are two collections: one has a warm color profile and the other a cool color profile.

Of course, when it comes to embroidery threads, warm and cool, bright and muted, they all work together! It just depends on what you’re stitching. The nice thing about color collections is that you can use a collection as is, for a specific project with that color profile, or you can mix up the colors across the collections for your own unique projects.

I love color collections of threads! They’re such a great way to get familiar with specific types of threads and with colors that work great together.

But back to that Grinch Green.

We were working our way through mountains of floche, and we finally got to this particular green. Anna’s wry, solitary comment on the color was simply, “Wow. Grinch Green!”

Now, my favorite happy, springy, bright, sunny green has a new name and a new association.

I’m not sure it will ever be quite the same for me!

Coming Soon!

You can look for these floche color packs quite soon.

We’ve also been stocking the shelves with other delights! We’ve got reticello kits and books rolling in from Italy. Those will be available in the shop as they arrive. We’ve also got all of Elisabetta Sforza’s books in stock, beautiful as ever.

We’ve had a hearty shipment of books from Inspirations Studios. We’ve restocked many of their books, including Home Sweet Home, Passion for Needlework 4 and we will be adding volumes 1 and 2 of Passion for Needlework to the website later today.

And there’s more, but I haven’t had a chance to get through it all. We’re doing that today!

So that’s life in the studio this Wednesday. We’re finishing thread packs, stocking shelves, and then working on the new Stitch Snippets project. It promises to be a busy, rainy, chilly day. The best!


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  1. In Seattle we call that shade of green “Seahawks green”.
    It’s a great combination with royal blue for their team colors.

  2. I like your Grinch green, too. I thought of it as acid green but have no idea why I call it that. I make more quilts than embroidery projects but still like to add a bit of this green to liven up small projects. Now I will think of you, Mary and the Grinch when I reach for this green. I enjoy your posts so much because they are positive and uplifting. The link to the women in the arts and crafts was very informative. Thank you!

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