Saturday, December 08, 2012

thirteen blues

Very deep or navy blue
Deep blue
Mazareen blue
Garter blue
Watchet blue
Turkish blue
Queen's blue
Sky blue
Middling blue
Flat blue
Pale blue
Pearl blue
Milk blue

Thirteen blues named by Elijah Bemiss in his Dyer's Companion (1806).


  1. Blue seems to be "in the air" at the moment; written about on several blogs, or is that just coincidence? Thanks for introducing me to "mazareen"!

  2. I certainly love any type of blue.
    And the combintion of all the blue and the stitches is gorgeous! It reminds me of the sea.

  3. Love the stitches and all the words for blue. Some of them are new for me...

  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    A found poem...

  5. This is very very nice work, Wow.

  6. Anonymous1:26 PM

    cool list! and I'm enjoying looking at your stitching over a span of posts...


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