Monday, 1 April 2013


Yes, I know you are all going to say white but not all white is white is it?

My dilemma . . . I've made a good start on my HAED 'A Real Snow Job' and now want to start adding the snow bits ~ there's an awful lot of them, believe me, 10 skeins worth!  The threads came in the post last week and when I opened them, my immediate thought was ugh that's cream, not white, I double-checked the thread number and nope, they're correct ~ cream snow!

Jane Wooster Scott is the artist of this work of art . . .

and amongst her many glorious paintings she did several with snow.  When I checked the thread colours used on her other designs HAED have produced they are all done using B5200 so now in doubt and not wanting dirty snow I contacted HAED, had a very confusing response with a promise of a further email last Friday afternoon and guess what ~ no reply, not too impressed and feel a bit let down!

So blogging friends ~ what colour is snow?

B5200 ~ bright white . . . Blanc ~ white . . . 3865 Winter White (this is the one listed to use)

I know many of you stitch lovely winter scenes and snowmen so wondered if you could give some suggestions or links to the ones you have stitched and feel they truly represent snow.  I just feel the snow looks so lovely and bright in the original artwork that to get the colour wrong will be a BIG mistake and OMG! the thought of unpicking white confetti stitches on 25 count 1over1 ~ my sanity could be in question!

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter and the bunny brought you lots of edible goodies

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