COLOUR MEMORIES

We all remember in colour but a lot of the time we don't realise it.    We only tend to notice colour in our memories when it is particularly striking.   

Some examples of this theory may be: .....the colour of your first winter coat as a child, ....the colour of the first car you ever bought, ....the colour you chose to paint your front door,....the colourful flowers in a wedding bouquet,...or the colour lipstick your Mother always wore.

   Charities are synonymous with colour too - a pink ribbon for breast cancer, the yellow daffodil for Marie Curie, or the red poppy for Remembrance and Hope for our Armed Forces to name just a few.    It could be that a charity has a poignant meaning to you which you would like to express.

What is your favourite colour....and why?

Which colours make you feel happy, relaxed, emotional or excited?

Where is your happy place, and what colour do you associate with the calm you find there?

Alternatively you could take a look through your stash and see which colour grabs attention and makes you think of a certain object, person, place, item of food etc.   

I'd love to invite you to express yourself in colour in your crafting, and tell us a little about why, when, who or what this colour means to you personally.........

Please note too that the Colour of the Month for September is Grey

8" squares, hats, handwarmers, blankets and hand-hold size toys are all encouraged to make and send to our needy children in South Africa.

Happy Crafting!

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Super intro Karen and two magnificent blankets already. What a fantastic KAS family we are blessed with. 

When I was a young girl, I used to love running through the fallen autumn leaves with my brother as we journeyed to and from our primary school. When my son was a little boy, he used to love looking for the nicest or largest red leaf on the way to and from the same school……. happy days!

Oh yes - me too! Beautiful cosy blanket, Chris.

A gorgeous contribution with a heart felt description Chris, thank You x.   These colours are so autumnly....I can feel, smell and hear the dry crunching sensation of the fallen leaves on footpaths.    Mulled wine and conkers come to mind too X

Chris, your blanket is beautiful, as is all your work.  The autumn leaves appliques are a wonderful addition.

Karen, I know about mulled wine, but you are going to have to explain "conkers" because that is a completely new term to me.

I love this Forum for finding out what's unfamiliar to people from other countries! I'll let Karen do the explaining.

The horse chestnut is a beautiful ornamental tree with attractive leaves and flowers.  It produces prickly fruit capsules that contain a glossy brown and nut-like seed in Autumn.   This seed is known as a *conker* and has been used in a popular children's game since at least the mid nineteenth century.

The game is played by two players, each with a conker threaded onto a piece of string, they take turns striking each other's conker until one breaks.

You can see from the picture what a specific rich colour of brown the conker (seed) is - so much so, that it can be used as a reference to a shade of brown as "conker brown".

Thank you for the explanation.   Proves that we are never too old to learn something new, and this is entirely new to me.  I've moved around a lot, but never to a place that had horse chestnut trees, obviously.

Karen, thank you for the explanation. Horse chestnuts grow in our country, too and our children make  funny figures from conkers using matches for legs and arms .

Karla what a sweet image of these figures I have in my mind - what a super idea ✔️

Traditions are great fun aren't they??

The colour of conkers is so gorgeous and glossy.  Did you know you can pickle the conkers in vinegar to make them harder and les like to be broken.

It’s gorgeous Chris and you’ll be pleased to know that it’s arrived safely at the barn. The leaves are beautiful and really stand out. 

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