Suggested Color Gradation for the Gobbi

Hi crafty reader!  If you're planning on making a Gobbi mobile, I have some info that might come in handy (don't hate me if you already started, because I just got this from a helpful friend who's taking the A to I course!  You can always make another one; babies LOVE these mobiles!).  Here are the suggested DMC embroidery floss shades for each of the potential Gobbi colors:

Yellow: 745 - 744 - 743 - 972 - 742

Green: 703 - 702 - 701 - 700 - 699

Teal: 3811 - 3766 - 3810 - 3809 - 3808

Blue: 3752 - 827 - 813 - ??? - 3760 (note: there's missing shade, I'll update this if/when she figures out what it should be)

Pink: 3608 - 3607 - 718 - 917 - 915

Purple: 211 - 209 - 553 - 552 - 550

Cranberry: 816 - 3831 - 3832 - 3833 - 761

Rust: 349 - 350 - 351 - 352 - 353

Here's the DMC color chart so you can see what these shades look like before you go shopping.  Ooooooh, makes me want to run to my nearest craft store and stock up on thread!!

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Gobbi Tutorial, Part I « The Full Monte(ssori) Aug 10, 2012 01:21pm
[...] Embroidery floss (aka, thread) in five ascending shades of one color (you will need 2-3 skeins of each shade).  Take a look at this list of suggested shades! [...]
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Cathy Woodhouse Aug 10, 2012 07:18pm
What a great resource! I found myself standing in front of the DMC stand for AGES trying to decide on the perfect shades when I made my gobbi mobiles (for my now 2.5yr old!). Next time around I'll come straight here instead. ... And thanks also for sharing your thoughts on so many great topics - I look forward to following along as Zach grows up. All the best, Cathy :)
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the full monte(ssori) Aug 10, 2012 07:29pm
Hi Cathy, I did the same thing; it took me forever to decide the right shades. Glad this will help for the next time (thanks to my good friend Junnifa!).
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the full monte(ssori) Mar 24, 2013 12:21pm
Hi Rowan, actually we haven't but I'm glad you reminded me. I will check with our training center and post it as soon as I have the answer!
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Rowan Macmillan Mar 23, 2013 02:12pm
hi, thanks for this but have you worked out the missing blue colour? thanks Rowan
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I have to make a mobile at my next training seminar and this is so helpful!! I would love to know if you ever figured out what the missing blue color was? I know it's been years now but I'm hopefully optimistic.
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the full monte(ssori) Feb 1, 2016 06:16am
I didn't, I'm sorry!!! :(
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