Thursday, September 16, 2010

FALLing in Love

Well, folks, it’s finally here.  It’s the time of year when the winds shift, the sunlight is golden, the leaves on the trees explode in luscious hues of ocher, orange and crimson, and Starbucks releases its long-awaited Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It is the time of preparation and anticipation for the holiday season and long winter ahead.  The brisk weather and hot pumpkin-y goodness inspire cozy afternoons of crafting, and the ideal time to start your holiday gift and home décor projects!

Bobbin’s Nest Studio has just received bolt after bolt of delicious new colors and prints from our friends at Michael Miller, Blank Quilts, Moda and Robert Kaufman.  Customers who visit the Nest will find a treasure trove of new flannel prints as well as quilting cotton in yardage, jelly rolls and layer cakes.  We have welcomed a huge shipment of new yarns from Classic Elite Yarns; along with CEY’s coordinating pattern books for Fall 2010.  Bobbin’s Nest Studio is particularly proud to re-introduce a color we have not had in the shop for a while – ORANGE.

Orange is the color of autumn.  It is the color of the late afternoon sun, just before it dips past the horizon – the color of pumpkins, maple leaves and a roaring fire in the fireplace.  A bit of color theory regarding orange:
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.
Combine orange with hues of yellow, green and red to create autumn quilted placemats and napkins, or a gorgeous throw quilt for your fireside snuggling pleasure.  Combine orange with its complimentary color, blue, for a vivid color palette to decorate a teen’s room.  Combine orange with black and you have Halloween.  Knit up one of our delicious orange sock yarns for a versatile shawl or scarf that instantly transforms your wardrobe for fall.    

Stop by the shop to see our lovely selection in orange as well as every other color under the lazy harvest sun.  Ask one of our lovely staff members for help in selecting just the right combination of colors for your fall craft project!

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