1", 1.5", 2", 2.5" and 3" sizes shown; each name uses three thread colors
Each character in Gallimaufry Ombre Sketch has three color stops. The first two steps are sketch -- a light and airy fill pattern. The space between each line of stitching varies such that the two colors combine to create an ombre effect. The characters have a bean stitch outline in a third color.
These close up images allow you to see the detail:
It's like mixing paint but with thread! The ombre effect works best if the first and second colors are different, but side by side on the color wheel. The ombre effect will be subtle if the two colors are similar in tint or shade (as shown in the "e" and "y" above). The ombre effect will be more significant if one color is darker than the other.
There are so many ways you can use this font!!
You can use multiple thread colors across a name, each letter blending a different pair of colors. For example in Skylar below, six different thread colors are used for the sketch to create the rainbow effect and each letter is outlined in black. The "S" is blue/purple, the "k" is green/blue, the "y" is yellow/green, the "l" is orange/yellow, the "a" is red/orange, and the "r" is purple/red.
3" size shown
2.5" size shown
You can extend the ombre look across multiple lines of text. In the sample below "Big" uses blue and purple for the sketch steps, "Sis" uses purple and pink, all letters outlined in black:
3.5" size shown
This sample uses the same lime and blue threads for each letter but swaps their stitch order on alternating letters:
- 1 - skip first step, use same thread for second and third (this will achieve the traditional look of our other sketch fonts)
- 2 - skip first step, use different threads for second and third
- 3 - skip second step, use same thread for first and third
- 4 - skip second step, use different thread for first and third
- 5 - two colors for sketch, outlining in the first color
- 6 - two colors for sketch, outlining in the second color
- 7 - two colors for sketch, outlining in a third color
- 8 - outline only!
-- Your software may or may not give an accurate digital preview of the final product. For example, this is the 4" letter A as displayed in three different programs. The best way to see what a thread combination will look like is to do a test stitch of a letter before stitching your full design on a valuable blank.