So there’s this dress that broke the internet with a debate. Most see it as blue and black while others view it as white and gold. Aha, a controversy. This sounds familiar… When I create a new needlepoint design and match colors… well, let’s just say that people see things differently. For example, DMC 834. Is it gold, or yellow, or green gold? Which one is navy – 939 or 823? Is 318 grey or blue? And, no, I don’t mean dye lot. I am not even going there. That’s another debate altogether.
It’s fascinating to examine identical finished needlepoint canvases that were sold at two separate shops. Most of the time, they will resemble one another, but not always. The way the stitcher “sees” and interprets the design may be so different that the finished designs look like distant cousins.