Monday, 14 October 2013

How well do you see colour?

Yesterday, in fact nearly all weekend it rained.  It was one of those weekends that never really got going dark and cold.  So over the weekend I sewed, and I catalogued my patterns online with Evernote.  I can take no credit for this idea as I got it from lululouise's blog.  It will enable me to see what I have if I spot a piece of fabric on my travels and hopefully match it up.  Of course I have only catalogued the illustrations so it will be guess work on the amount of fabric I require.  Has anyone else done this or am I being too organised!  

Now how good are you at colour matching?  My friend says that I have a good eye for colour.  Very useful when dressmaking, matching fabrics, threads etc or general clothes shopping.  My friend however has no colour sense at all. She often asks me "does this go with this".  When sewing I find this very beneficial.  I can go into town without a piece of fabric and bring back the right colour reel of cotton. Now, while surfing the net the other day I came across a  colour test what fun I thought.  So I gave it a go. My score was 8 not bad. Give it a go but beware, it can send you loopy.  Let me know how you get on.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  1. Hi Louise, organising patterns like that is a good idea. I'm afraid I have mine catalogued the old fashioned way :) I must try the colour test one day - I'm tired now and in artificial light, so in the morning :)

  2. Ooh, fun! I scored an eleven. I also prefer taking little scraps with me when I'm on the lookout for matching fabric or thread...

  3. That colour test was fun. My score was a little more average than yours. It looks like greens are a tricky area for me. I might take the test again in a week or so when I have more time and see if that makes a difference.

  4. How did you do that test? It drove my eyes crazy. I scored a 69, which compared to your 8 is TERRIBLE. I had a hard time with the greens and blues too, which incidentally are my favorite colours!

  5. Great participation ladies. My friend did the test and got 11. It turns out she has a good eye for colour, but she not too bothered about fine tuning her wardrobe.


thank you so much for commenting, After all its whats blogging all about. Though I may not answerr all your comments I do appreciate and enjoy reading them all.