In this pattern only 10 colours are used, 6 colour of DMC and 4 colours of Anchor.
Embroidering this pattern I have chosen to use two different kinds of floss because I liked to embroider the pattern in one shade.
With these 10 colours 20 shades are made by combining one strand of two colours.
Each ring is made up of 6 shades running from light to dark shades and a darker shade is used embroidering the back stitches.
If you blend the colours each ring needs 4 colours ( 7 without blending ) So embroidering 3 rings you will need 12 colours.
In this pattern a number of the darkest shades used in the outer ring again are used as the lightest shades in the inner ring.
Therefore only 10 colours are used in this example. You can choose to embroider this pattern entirely in a way that matches with your own preferences by choosing another kind of fabric colour and other kinds of floss colours.
There is a rule. Each ring has to obtain 6 colour shades from light to dark otherwise the three-dimensional effect gets lost.
If you want to have an idea of the great difference in effect by the using other colors, looks at pattern Dimensions B.
Pattern Dimensions B has two ring, but especially looks different by using other colours.
Size: 224 x 220 cross-stitches circa 39 x 36 cm
Fabric: Jobelan 11 threads/cm Colour: Light apricot 60 x 55 cm
Used thread: DMC and Anchor
Amount of Colours: 10 by combining two numbers 20 shades
Kind of stitches: Cross-stitches and back stitches
Year of design: 2008
Amount of pages: 8
PDF size: 301kB
A4 and Letter are both included in the order.