ColormusingByLindy

Colormusing: It's All About Hue!

Portland, Oregon

Announcement    I've always found a lot of color inspiration in rocks and gems, including birthstones, so for me, August is all about Peridot! This is one of my favorites, because it's such a fascinating, undefinable combination of green and gold — one of those colors that blend well with many different palettes. Get inspired by some of my favorites in Featured Products this month!

NEW to Colormusing in 2021: Digital Design Papers, featuring Colormusing color palette collections, photos, artistic backgrounds and more!! New downloadable Palette Papers sets are being added almost every day, and I'm working on other digital products too, like sets that include my own photographs along with the palettes they inspired!

LOOKING FOR PETITE SCRAPLETS & SCRAPLETTES? I've moved some to The Scraplet Family section, to make room for new yarn colorways coming into the NEW! section.

A Colormusing Scraplet primer:
• NEW! Scraplettes are color-curated yarn grab bags, with pieces up to 2 yards long — great for embellishments when you only need small pieces.
• NEW! Petite Scraplets are similar to Scraplettes, but in larger quantities. Each includes at least 10 mini-balls per bag, totaling approx. 50g/1.75 oz, packaged in a reusable white organza drawstring bag — perfect for gift-giving!
• Scraplet Cards are multiple strands of yarns, hand-tied to create color sequences, can be untied or used in a continuous length; these average 7-10 yds total, with multiple strands of yarns. Perfect for embellishments where you want a color sequence.
• Scraplet Skeins: These are the full-size versions of the Scraplet Cards; I make the Cards first while I'm working out each color sequence, then translate that into the full skeins. Approx. 120 yards each, I also have several of my own knitting patterns, designed specifically to make the most of these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind skeins!

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2021

I've always found a lot of color inspiration in rocks and gems, including birthstones, so for me, August is all about Peridot! This is one of my favorites, because it's such a fascinating, undefinable combination of green and gold — one of those colors that blend well with many different palettes. Get inspired by some of my favorites in Featured Products this month!

NEW to Colormusing in 2021: Digital Design Papers, featuring Colormusing color palette collections, photos, artistic backgrounds and more!! New downloadable Palette Papers sets are being added almost every day, and I'm working on other digital products too, like sets that include my own photographs along with the palettes they inspired!

LOOKING FOR PETITE SCRAPLETS & SCRAPLETTES? I've moved some to The Scraplet Family section, to make room for new yarn colorways coming into the NEW! section.

A Colormusing Scraplet primer:
• NEW! Scraplettes are color-curated yarn grab bags, with pieces up to 2 yards long — great for embellishments when you only need small pieces.
• NEW! Petite Scraplets are similar to Scraplettes, but in larger quantities. Each includes at least 10 mini-balls per bag, totaling approx. 50g/1.75 oz, packaged in a reusable white organza drawstring bag — perfect for gift-giving!
• Scraplet Cards are multiple strands of yarns, hand-tied to create color sequences, can be untied or used in a continuous length; these average 7-10 yds total, with multiple strands of yarns. Perfect for embellishments where you want a color sequence.
• Scraplet Skeins: These are the full-size versions of the Scraplet Cards; I make the Cards first while I'm working out each color sequence, then translate that into the full skeins. Approx. 120 yards each, I also have several of my own knitting patterns, designed specifically to make the most of these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind skeins!

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Colormusing (and how it got that way)

Hi! I'm Lindy. Almost without realizing it, I've been gradually developing the Colormusing concept over the last several years, starting when I first developed Scraplet Skeins™ for Knittique, my line of yarns and knitting patterns that started as a retail store. That's when I first started focusing on creating color sequences, with yarn, that is.

I had also been into photography for quite a long time—before I started Knittique, and before digital cameras, in fact. And while doing a lot of freelance graphic design work, I started experimenting with creating photo montages; since these are made by blending multiple images in layers, the colors in the resulting montages were often quite different than the original photos. So I started pulling colors from the montages to create new color palettes. Which I later applied to her hand-tied skeins.

Photos turn into montages, which turn into palettes, which turn into color sequences and dye recipes for yarns and lingerie materials, and most recently my own line of digital products. It's the circle of my colorful life.

Over a number of years, I've acquired a collection of Etsy shops: one for yarns and patterns (Knittique), another for photos and montages on canvas, along with digital files for graphic design use (It's All About Hue), and the latest addition, My Bratelier, the new and growing collection of lingerie sewing kits, which include materials that are hand-dyed— yet another application of my original color palettes.

And now it's time to consolidate all these—yarns, artwork, grab bags and kits, and (of course) color palettes, in the form of new digital products — into one big shop, under one name: Colormusing. Because for me, and I hope for you too, it really is all about hue™.

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    My color adventure started in 2002, when I opened Knittique, a retail yarn shop, and started developing my own color-sequencing yarns. Now my palette-based collections continue to expand, all under the Colormusing name — it's still all about hue!

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Last updated on Nov 24, 2020
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Custom and personalized orders

My physical products are generally not available for custom orders. For some, like Scraplettes and Petite Scraplets, if a color you wanted is sold out, it still may be possible for me to restock, but most likely this will be in very limited quantities, since these products are made entirely from, well, scraps I have on hand. Feel free to ask!

For digital products like color palettes and digital papers, please contact me with your custom order questions.

Can I print your 12 x 12 digital papers with a regular 8.5 x 11 printer?

Yes, you can print my digital papers with any regular printer, but you may want to adjust the printer settings:

Option 1. Print the image at full size and the edges will be cropped automatically.

Option 2. Use "Scale to Fit" to print the full image at approximately 8 x 8 inches without cropping. (This is what I recommend for any digital papers other than solid colors.)

Can you send my digital order to an email address that's different from the one listed on my Etsy account?

Download links are sent automatically by Etsy to the same email address registered in your account; I can't change or control this. So please check your Etsy account before placing your order, to make sure your account is using your preferred email address.

Can I return digital products?

No. With all my digital products, including knitting patterns, ALL SALES ARE FINAL and I cannot cancel or refund an order once it has been placed. So please, make sure you have read these FAQs and full listing descriptions BEFORE placing your order, and always feel free to message me with any questions you have!

• If you are a returning customer: Please check your order history to avoid duplicate orders.

NEW & IMPROVED: Terms of Use for Digital Products

Honestly, I looked at a lot of policies before writing my own, and what jumped out at me was all the restrictions. Granted, every designer absolutely has the right to sell in the way they see fit, but for me, I was thinking more "open source" — I'd create beautiful palettes and palette-based designs, you purchase them for a nominal fee, and you can use them however you choose. How does that sound?

That said, there ARE a few rules to abide by, which I expect you to honor. I'm limited to 750 characters in each of these FAQs, so please scroll down for details.

My Simple, Fair Rules for using Colormusing Digital Products:

• Please do not claim my designs as your own (like re-selling them in your own shop, as if you had created them yourself); I retain the copyright to all my own original work.

• I create these digital items with the same purpose in mind as when I'm creating a physical product: they're materials for you to use in the creation of your own wonderful projects. So as long as you alter the files you purchase from me so that they become your own work, that's fine.

• Example of acceptable use: You use a palette image (the striped one in my palette packages) as a background for a social media post where you add photos, text, etc. NOT acceptable would be posting that same striped image all by itself.

Questions? Please ask!

Why don't you offer returns or exchanges?

Updated November 2020:

It's pretty simple: With the exception of my digital products, most of what I sell is one-of-a-kind, and is therefore treated as final sales.

Actually, I do offer returns on clothing items, because I know from my own sensitive-skin experience that the yarns I use don't always feel good on everyone's skin.

Please be aware that you will be responsible for all return shipping charges. And PLEASE contact me with any questions or concerns before returning anything. Thank you!