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Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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5:27 am Sep 21, 2006

Ok, this is a tricky one:

I have a birth sampler pattern which shows some pretty little pink baby feet and I would like to stitch this for a friend who's having a baby in February (still a little time to figure this out). The only problem with this idea is that my friend (and her husband) are black. It can therefore be expected that their baby is not going to have rosy pink feet! So, is it possible to convert the floss colours to reflect black skin tones? The pattern uses the 5 DMC flesh colours (very dark through very pale) plus cream and white, and is designed to be sewn on cream-coloured fabric.

Does anybody have any experience in this sort of thing?

Thanks!
jenmore23
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Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 20
Location: Frederick, MD
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5:31 am Sep 22, 2006

The Lavender and Lace website offers skin color conversions of some of its baby designs. They don't seem to have 5 colors involved, but you could probably use it as a starting point. Here's the link:

http://www.tiag.com/background/altcolor.html

Hope this helps.

Jen.
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 633
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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5:34 am Sep 22, 2006

Thanks Jen, that's definitely a good starting point! Laughing
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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9:11 am Sep 23, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
Ok, this is a tricky one:

... It can therefore be expected that their baby is not going to have rosy pink feet!


Actually, the soles of people's feet are all pretty much the same pinkish color (palms of hands, too).
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