Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SBQ: Color

Just in time for Nablopomo, the Stitchers Blogging Question makes a comeback. Thanks, Lee and CinDC!

What's your favorite color of thread? Pick just one. Why do you like it? 
When I was younger I was a huge fan of purple. Back in high school in the 80s, I loved loved loved the combination of purple (majesty, magic, mystery) and green (life, nature, well being). According to some researchers green is the most restful color to the human eye while purple combines the restfulness of blue with the energy of red. Interestingly, almost 75% of preadolescent children like the color purple; it's true of my niece. I think that's because it is rather rare in nature so "different" which signals the "differentness," originality, or individualistic nature of the purple lover. So a natural for all those girls trying to assert their independence.

As I've aged, I've moved from purple down the scale to blue. Losing the energy of the red but gaining the restfulness of the blue. I've landed on periwinkle. I love periwinkle. I've stitched a needlework set  in it.

Periwinkle  has the properties of both blue--soothing, peaceful, dependable; actually slows human metabolism--and purple. Light purple, evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings. Some say it encourages creativity.


NOSTROMO said...

I am a professional designer, I am 47 years old. I like purple, too. More precisely - purple. (Sorry for my English!) Purple color has many shades, they can be combined! And also like periwinkle. This is a very nice and "calm" color. In the silk threads it amazing!
You have a very interesting blog and original work! I really liked it!
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Paula said...

Anna, I was wondering how Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique was?

doris said...

I'm wild for purple. Maybe I'm still trying to assert my independence at my ripe old age. I'm especially fond of the purple of eggplant (aubergine?) and the dusty, not-quite-so-dark purples. Waiting for me in my stash is a Quaker sampler that I'll do in overdyed dark purple silk. Ooooh, can't wait! I also have a fondness for your periwinkle.