Jan Hicks Creates – Color Conversions

As many of you know, I love to change up the colors in my cross stitch projects, or choose multiple colors for monochromatic projects. I just can’t get enough of color! On this page, I will be posting the colors I am using whenever I make changes to the called-for colors. If you ever have a question about what colors I’m using, this will be the place to find that information. To view larger images, please click on the photos.

Abbreviations to know:
GAST = Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
VMST = Victorian Motto Sampler Shop Threads
WDW = Weeks Dye Works
CC = Crescent Colorworks

Indigo Lane by With Thy Needle and Thread

Colors used:
GAST Baby Spinach = endive
VMST Sampler Greenery = Cornhusk
3033 = WDW Light Khaki
GAST Crystal Lake = Summer Shower
VMST Sampler Greenery = Cornhusk
GAST Midnight = Deep Sea
The rest – I used what’s called for

Winter Wonderland by Kaniki’s Prims and Whims

Colors used:
Espresso Bean – VMST Midnight Brown/3371
Dark Chocolate – VMST Primitive Cocoa
Pecan Pie – 3031
Wood Trail – VMST Rustic Greens
Heirloom Gold – VMST Eagle’s Nest
Wheat Fields – VMST Nut Shells
Parchment – VMST Taupe Lace
Piney Woods
Buckeye Scarlett – NN Cranberry
Country Redwood – VMST Pressed Rose Petals
Uniform Blue – VMST Prim Blues
Dungarees – GAST Blueberry

Hoity Toity by Long Dog Samplers

Raven = VMST Midnight Hour
Tea Rose = VMST Glorious Pinks
Gingersnap = VMST Shades of Coral
Apricot Blush
Tropical Ocean
Lexington Green
Harvest Basket
Banker’s Grey
Holly Berry – VMST holland tulips
Corn husk
Briar Rose
Grecian Gold
Uniform Blue – VMST Old Salem Spelle
Bluebell – VMST Summer Winds

Quilter’s Cottage by Lori Holt of Quilter’s Cottage

My color conversion:
817 = Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Threads (VMST) Black Cherry
3705 = VMST Southern Belle
760 = VMST Holland Tulips
435 = Gentle Arts Sampler Threads (GAST) Cottage Blue
743 = VMST Yellow Green
703 = VMST Southern Mint
702 = Mystery Variegated Green from my stash
964 = Cottage Garden Threads (CGT) Earl Grey for window panes/VMST Southern Belle for other areas
825 = VMST Easter Special 2018
535 = VMST Slate
169 = CGT Earl Grey
Ecru = WDW Whitewash
Tree Trunks = VMST Primitive Stone

Green on Green by Rosewood Manor

I’ve just started this one, but I have had requests for the silk colors and fabric color. I will update the photos when I have finished this one.

Fabric is Burnt Bronze by Under the Sea Fabrics. I believe this may have been a Fabric of the Month at some point and is no longer available on their website. The floss is silk from Silks4U in colors SK-128 (Gold), SK-108 (Blues), and SK-053 (Cream). These are their small skeins.

Linen and Threads Mystery Stitch Along 2017

I’m still working on this one (as of April 2019), but I have a chosen color set that I’m using throughout the sampler. I have gotten many requests for my color list, so here it is (all DMC):

Greens: 3051, 3052, 471
Blues: 931, 932
Purples: 3740, 3041
Reds: 815, 224, 315
Golds: 680, 676, 434