21 Jun Color Harmonies – Tetradic (Squared)
The TETRADIC (SQUARED) color harmony showcases two sets of COMPLIMENTARY colors. With this dynamic, it has a lot of tension to it. While it offers the most variety of all the color harmonies, and can be and eye-catching scheme, it also lacks focus. A good way to use this is to have one of the colors as the main color, and then use the other three colors as accents. Again, you might need to pay attention to the fabric choice for this one, and make sure that all the threads will show up on the fabric.
Click and save below the web card for this color harmony. Print it out on cardstock, and use it to look at any of our thread wheels. Make up your own even, and see how many schemes you come up with!
Now, let’s take a look at our 4 scenarios and see what we come up with:
Fill (shown above and below): SCT003 used. For both of these designs, I just broke down the blackwork fill repeat down into three different steps, and played with how I would use the color in each. They both turned out beautiful!
NBB-2315: SCT004 used. For this design, I simply played with the four colors, and stitched each block a different color. You might want to play with the color location, and see what makes you happy!
NBB-6001: SCT005-3a used. With this design, I did each of the blocks a different color. I then used the block colors to tell me where to stitch the border colors. I think it really looks good, playing the border colors in contrast to the internal blocks.
Click on any of the images, and find a PDF document that has each of these charts documented with what threads I used. Do this on each of the color harmonies I document, and you’ll have 12 different ways to stitch them! The possibilities are endless!!!
Find the links above to all of the thread schemes I used for these exercises. But, keep checking back for more! You never know what threads inspire you!
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What color inspires you?