blended red with black--too dark and utterly out of the red category. We already had a red+dark blue and a green+red. We dropped back and realized that a true red had to go all red through and through.
So that's what Flame is. The warp threads are bright true red and the weft threads the same. Not strictly a bi-colored shot cotton. But when threads are spun and dyed prior to weaving, they achieve a depth of color you can't get by immersion dying (dying a fabric after it's been woven). So that true red-Flame (#16) is our lead-off color in the newest offerings. All the others are shot cottons that combine colors.
We realized we didn't have many light shades so here's the first--a romantic color called Ashes of Roses (#51)--a synthesis of cocoa brown and pale pink.
Then Citrus Yellow (#91). Don't let the name throw you off. It's bright yellow plus lime green. Think of those bright, bright safety vests that highway workers wear-that's it!
Followed by a pair of newly-minted colors-Greige (#97), a lovely medium tan+grey/blue and Grellow (#90) a lemon yellow+medium grey.
Fans of the neutral and taupe color schemes will rejoice in True Taupe (#99), a strong mixture of tobacco brown + grey.
The shade called Pearl (#20) can pass as a pastel or a bridge between its parent colors of candy pink and light taupe. Think of the nacre on the inside of a shell--that's this elusive color.
Can we ever have too many blues?
Lake on the upper left (#00) is a medium grey + sky blue.
Seaglass (#01) is bright turquoise calmed by a tan secondary thread.