ME: Dakota Colors?

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I recently purchased a design collection disc from Dakota
Collectibles.
Upon reviewing the design colors, I find that the color names Dakota
specifies (i.e. Dk. Dk. Rust, Blue4, Lt. Green2, etc.) do not
correspond with any of the brands of embroidery threads we currently
have.  I checked Dakota's site, and find no color conversion charts or
any other way of reconciling their color names.  Can anyone help?  Are
they using color names from some particular company?  Since these are
licensed designs, I want to use the exact correct colors.

Thanks,

Doc

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http://www.dakotacollectibles.com/comm/madeira_intro.asp Here's the
link to the Madeira thread colour charts and conversion charts that
Dakota uses.  jennellh


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Thanks Jennifer!  I was looking on their Home Embroidery site instead
of the main (commercial?) site (who knew?)  :-)

Doc

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I don't get what difference it makes if they are licensed or not.  Using
your own color choices is what makes embroidery fun.
Gen

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Gen wrote:

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But using the designer's color choices are what makes it
(the design)authentic.

Beverly





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Hmmmm, looks like I'm never gonna be authentic.

Sunny

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yup, authentically someone elses design and colours.
what makes it uniquely yours is picking the colours 'you' like.
i prefer unique.
j.

"BEI Design" wrote ...
But using the designer's color choices are what makes it
(the design)authentic.
Beverly


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J* wrote:


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I also like unique.  I digitize lots of designs, and for
those I select whatever colors I like.  When I purchase
designs, I am also free to select colors of my own choosing,
and use all of the creativity my little heart desires.

However, the OP wrote: "Since these are
licensed designs, I want to use the exact correct colors."

If, like the OP, I want to make a licensed design "EXACTLY"
right, I would seek to use the colors the *professional
designer* selected. YMMV

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx




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fair enough.
 j.

"BEI Design" wrote...
I also like unique.  I digitize lots of designs, and for
those I select whatever colors I like.  When I purchase
designs, I am also free to select colors of my own choosing,
and use all of the creativity my little heart desires.

However, the OP wrote: "Since these are
licensed designs, I want to use the exact correct colors."

If, like the OP, I want to make a licensed design "EXACTLY"
right, I would seek to use the colors the *professional
designer* selected. YMMV

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx





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Yeah, Homer just wouldn't look right without the right color yellow
head...  :-)

Doc

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pardon?
j.

"Dr. Zachary Smith"   wrote ...
Yeah, Homer just wouldn't look right without the right color yellow
head...  :-)

Doc

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J* wrote:

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Homer Simpson   - re-colored....





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i got the hair colour part but i dont see the relevence.
nevermind tho, it must be a cultural thing and have no culture as a back up
to understanding most things in this world...
j.

"Herb"  wrote ...
Homer Simpson   - re-colored....


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 >>fair enough.
 



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Sorry, but I don't think you got either.  (But then I could be wrong)
Homer Simpson is bald except for (exactly) 3 hairs in a comb-over and
some zig-zag fringe.
His HEAD, and the rest of all the caucasion characters' skin-tone on
the show is yellow - it's been a running gag on the series since it's
inception.

The relevance is, if I'm going to use licensed characters, I'd prefer
to use as close to the original artists' conceptions as possible.
It's tribute to whatever characters I use rather than parody,
statement, or individualism.  One might choose to make Disney's 7
dwarves rainbow colors as a socio-political statement, but if one just
wants the characters to be taken at face value, or for memory/
sentimental purposes, one may likely want to color them as close as
depicted in Snow White as one could.  That's all.

Doc

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Thanks, Doc.  I'm with Jeanne; sort of got lost in that one too.  Polly

"Dr. Zachary Smith" <wrote, in part>The relevance is, if I'm going to use
licensed characters, I'd prefer
to use as close to the original artists' conceptions as possible.
It's tribute to whatever characters I use rather than parody,
statement, or individualism.  One might choose to make Disney's 7
dwarves rainbow colors as a socio-political statement, but if one just
wants the characters to be taken at face value, or for memory/
sentimental purposes, one may likely want to color them as close as
depicted in Snow White as one could.  That's all.



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when i said i got the hair colour thing i meant his skin colour.

the rest went right over my head but then alot of things do now.
nothing will ever be the same again.
and as i said, i no longer have any personal culture to fall back on.
i'm born/raised american but have now spent more of my life in nz but
nz'rs all only hear what little is left of my american accent
and when i go to usa they hear none of my american accent.
i have no country, no countrymen who accept me as i am cuz i dont sound like
i'm from anywhere in particular to the rest of the world.
not that it makes a damn bit of difference to the scheme of things.
nothing much matters anymore.
big fat 'oh well'.
j.

"Polly Esther"   wrote ...
Thanks, Doc.  I'm with Jeanne; sort of got lost in that one too.  Polly

"Dr. Zachary Smith" <wrote, in part>The relevance is, if I'm going to use
licensed characters, I'd prefer
to use as close to the original artists' conceptions as possible.
It's tribute to whatever characters I use rather than parody,
statement, or individualism.  One might choose to make Disney's 7
dwarves rainbow colors as a socio-political statement, but if one just
wants the characters to be taken at face value, or for memory/
sentimental purposes, one may likely want to color them as close as
depicted in Snow White as one could.  That's all.




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I think you are my sister....sometimes you write just what
I'm thinking....right down to the 'oh well'.   If it's family you're
looking for, I'd like nothing better then to be your big sis.

Donna
in WA

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ta for the offer, Donna.
i think we're a bit too far apart,
 besides which i seem to mess up any type of relation
so i've pretty much given up trying anymore.
i obviously dont have a clue how things in this world work.
j.

"DEM"   wrote ...
I think you are my sister....sometimes you write just what
I'm thinking....right down to the 'oh well'.   If it's family you're
looking for, I'd like nothing better then to be your big sis.

Donna
in WA

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Beverly at BEI Design wrote:


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This would be important if it was a commercial job and the client had
selected the design from an image and expected it to come out as they
saw it. And if it was, for example, a corporate logo, then one would
be obligated to match the corporation's standardized Pantone colors.
(Not easy with thread)

Otherwise, for personal use, there's no reason to be exact, as long as
the end product meets its goals. In fact, there are good reasons to
change in order to match a color scheme, a background fabric, or
artistic freedom.

  - Herb




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Herb wrote:
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Precisely!

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Herb, I agree completely.  The OP wrote: "Since these are
licensed designs, I want to use the exact correct colors."

I assume "correct" colors in this case would mean using the
exact shades of the exact thread the designer assigned to
each fill.  After all, professional designers are pros for a
reason.

I love tinkering with colors on purchased designs, and also
digitize designs myself for which I may select any darned
color I want.  But I probably would not put "Mickey" in
purple shorts, select yellow for "Eeyore", or color Donald's
beak green.  ;-)

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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