Saturday, December 26, 2009

Overdye Conversions

You guys are killing me!!!! Why was I so dumb as to say "I'm not going to start until January 1"???? Why didn't someone say, Katherine, you're going to regret that?????

Well, I do regret it. However, I have used my time wisely. Thanks to Beth, who posted the comprehensive list of DMC colors, I have been able to work on my conversions. Remember, I said I was going to do the ABCs in overdyed flosses. I don't have all my charts yet, so what Beth did was a HUGE help to me.

As I'm sure you all know, there is not a one for one conversion chart, anywhere, from DMC to any of the 3 main overdye manufacturers (GA, WDW, and CC). I did LOTS of research online last week on those conversion charts that are out there to be had (I will post my links to the converters on my blog). Then I had to do side by side comparisons of what the converters said. In many cases I could be overheard to say "Are they nuts!?" So, needless to say, the conversion charts are just suggestions.

Then I took out all my GA and WDW (I don't have a set of CC) to fill in the blanks or make replacements as the case may be. The thing I wanted to do was lighten up the colors (or maybe brighten up would be a better term) as was suggested by Margaret. I definitely felt that the designs overall had too much pink in them for me so I got rid of a lot of that pinky overtone. There is also another color substitution that I'm cogitating on, but I have a long way to go before I get to that letter. So here I've posted my picture of my floss rings. There are three of them because I have so many colors. I've got the original DMCs called for on the charts in the bags with the colors I'm substituting. I thought there was no way I was going to keep all this straight, so sat down and typed up a table of flosses that I'll use to cheat by.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

OMG, that was quite an undertaking. I love how this project turns out, but not ready to take on another big project, so will live it through others. Good luck.