Floss Color Card
Description of Floss Color Card:
A floss color card is a very helpful tool for a Cross Stitch Enthusiast. The card contains swatches of floss that represent the colors of floss in a floss collection. The swatches may be actual strands of floss (preferred) or may be printed blocks of color.
Colors are usually grouped in "families." This means that the colors of a particular group are given in order from light to dark tones.
Using a Floss Color Card:
A floss color card comes in handy when you need to change a color of floss in a design. You may be out of a particular color or you may not like a color in a chart. Using the floss color card assists with selecting a replacement color.
How to Select a Replacement Color:
Find the color to be replaced on the floss color card. If you want to choose a similar color, select the floss color above or below the initial floss color.
If you want to replace the intial color with a contrasting or a completely different color, use the floss color card to find one that is near the same shade or tone.
If you enjoy designing your own patterns, a floss color card is a must. Even if you use a computer program to generate your chart, the color tiles in the program will not be an accurate representation of the actual floss colors used.