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A analysis of Pantone for a colorful autumn and winter

Autumn colors are the latest trends ... but at Pantone they gave them their own touch ... with an unusual mix of deep, light and bright colors ... reminiscent of whirling autumn leaves (red and green hues) in the cold evening air ( blue and purple hues).

autumn night

Let us have a closer look at it:

from red to warm orange: 3 shades

  • a deep brown red (Red Pear),
  • a bright vermilion red (Valiant Poppy)
  • and a pronounced bright orange yellow (Russet Orange)

from yellow to green: 4 shades

  • a bright green yellow (Ceylon Yellow),
  • a light greenish yellow (Limelight),
  • a subdued medium moss green (Martini Olive) and
  • a rich blue-green (Quetzal Green)

from bright blue to soft purple: 3 shades

  • a bright Capri blue (Nebulas Blue),
  • a deep purple ultramarine (Ultra Violet) and
  • a light purple (Crocus Petal)

Fashion colors Fall 2018

and get your classics out of the closet with:

  • navy blue (Sargasso Sea),
  • creamy greyish white (Tofu),
  • light silver gray (Quiet Gray) and
  • soft caramel brown (Meerkat).

Enjoy a colorful autumn!

Thank you for choosing your beads and findings @ http://dunebeads.com/en/ !

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LEARN and CREATE – the tubular herringbone weave on a base of ladder stitch - part 1

The herringbone stitch exists in several versions, among others:

  • a flat version,
  • a tubular version and
  • a twisted tubular version

and results in a sleek fish bone shaped pattern.

Traditionally, the tubular herringbone is build with an even number of beads, which may be increased and decreased, on a base round in ladder stitch. A necklace in herringbone weave can be worn as it is, be decorated or hold a pendant. The stitch is supple enough to be used for a bracelet or bangle and is fairly quickly created.

tubular herringbone

Challenge:

Although it is a relatively easy stitch, you need to pay special attention to the step-up and control the thread tension.

Supplies for the tubular herringbone stitch:

  • 8/0 beads or 3x3 mm fire-polished beads in 3 colors: color A, color B and color C
  • needle, thread and scissors
  • toggle and beading mat.

Weaving instructions for the regular tubular herringbone weave:

  • for starters, take a generous length of thread and create a foundation in ladder stitch in the following colors: 2x color A, 2x color B and 2x color C
  • if needed, you find the instructions of the ladder stitch @ http://dunebeads.com/en/blog/month/2018-5
  • foresee a +/- 15 cm tail thread

tubular herringbone - start in ladder stitch

  • to connect the end with the beginning go with the needle UP through the 1st bead and DOWN through the very last bead so that those beads sit next to each other and form a circle
  • to start the 2nd round, go back UP through the bottom of the 1st A bead 
  • pick up 2x color A and go DOWN through the top of the next bead in color A

tubular herringbone - round 2 start position to add 2 beads

  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st color B

tubular herringbone - get in position to add 2nd color

  • pick up 2x color B and go DOWN through the top of the next color B

tubular herringbone - round 2 adding 2nd color

  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st color C

tubular herringbone - get in position to add 3rd color

  • pick up 2x color C and go DOWN through the top of the next color C

tubular herringbone - round 2, add 3rd color

  • as you can see, the beads in the same color form a column but sit slightly askew to form a herringbone pattern

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – the tubular herringbone weave on a base of ladder stitch - part 2

 CONTINUATION: the regular tubular herringbone weave

  • **to start a new round, make a step-up by going UP through the 1st bead in color A on the same level, as well as through the A color on top of it

tubular herringbone - step-up to round 3

  • to summarize: in the step-up you work on 2 levels while in all the other cases you work only on 1 level
  • note: the step-up happens always in the 1st bead in color A and you add always 2 beads in the same color A
  • pick up 2x color A and go DOWN through the top of the next bead in color A

tubular herringbone - round 3, add 1st color

  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st bead in color B

tubular herringbone - round 3, ready for 2nd color

  • pick up 2x color B and go DOWN through the top of the next bead in color B
  • go UP through the bottom of the 1st color C
  • pick up 2x color C and go DOWN through the top of the next bead in color C**
  • continue **... ** till you have reached the desired length and stop after making a step-up

tubular herringbone - step-up for each round

  • note: initially there will be quite some distance between the three columns, but keep on going and with each round the columns will get closer together

tubular herringbone - columns

  • as the top beads stay relatively loose at the end, you will need to close the tube-shape before adding a toggle by going up and down through the thread path of the top rows

Hints:

  • for a thinner rope, work with a base of 4 beads or a smaller size beads
  • if you create a rope in a single color lay out little stacks of beads in advance, so you can easily see when you have reached the end of a round and have the make a step-up
  • you can also make short tubular herringbone pieces to use as individual beads
  • be creative and enjoy !

tubular herringbone stitch in fire-polished beads

Thank you for choosing your beads and findings @ http://dunebeads.com/en/ !

Happy day, see you soon!