Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Color Red

A portion of each month's blogs will be about what my life is immersed in. . . color. In June, I will share some of my thoughts and creative endeavors using red. You probably think it is my favorite color. . . when in actuality it is my least favorite color, (at least to wear).

A friend's posting of color names we give to red included: Burgandy, Carmine, Chinese Red, Crimson, Faded Rose, Flame Red, Maroon, Ruby, Scarlet, Naples Red, Cherry, Blood Red, Vermillion, Cardinal, Poppy and Lobster. I've already had some memories come to mind just from the mention of the name. For instance, the first time I tasted Lobster, the episode when my Aunt and her boyfriend faked a car accident with ketchup for blood, and scared my Mom, Grandmother and Aunts, making Strawberry Jam, and my first Red Rose. What memories of Red come to your mind? Here are some reds (among other colors) that I've been dyeing. The silk throwsters waste and cocoons are wonderful for creative embellishment. Our Elegance Velvet Ribbons is 'to dye for'.


  1. I was using some of your Silk 'n Colors this morning while embroidering and thought I'd hop online and look at all your lovely shades again. Then I wandered on over to your blog... your red ribbons are gorgeous. Strawberries are the first thing I think of when I think of red. I remember picking strawberries in our patch behind the house when I was a little girl and to date, they are still my favorite fruit!
    Have a lovely day ~

  2. I love Red :) Especially Roses