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Magenta Beads

The pantone color of the year 2023 is magenta. For me its nothing new, that is my color in all its hues from pink to deep magenta.

Magenta (/məˈdʒɛntə/) is a color that is variously defined as pinkish-purplish-red,[1] reddish-purplish-pink or mauvish-crimson.[2] On color wheels of the RGB (additive) and CMY (subtractive) color models, it is located exactly midway between red and blue. It is one of the four colors of ink used in color printing by an inkjet printer, along with yellow and cyan, to make all other colors. The tone of magenta used in printing is called "printer's magenta". It is also a shade of pink.

Magenta took its name from an aniline dye made and patented in 1859 by the French chemist François-Emmanuel Verguin, who originally called it fuchsine. It was renamed to celebrate the Italian-French victory at the Battle of Magenta fought between the French and Austrians on 4 June 1859 near the Italian town of Magenta in Lombardy.[3][4] A virtually identical color, called roseine, was created in 1860 by two British chemists, Edward Chambers Nicholson and George Maule.

The web color magenta is also called fuchsia.

Patchwork piece in magenta
Magenta - Pantone color of 2023

Even when focusing on teaching I have to have an art project in the works for my soul.

This week it is some fabric beads made from these gorgeous fabric scraps from remnants of a tie dyed shirt from Carol Kinney at

Tie dyed fabric scraps
Tie dyed fabric scraps

Which I first stitched and quilted in a random fashion

Quilted patchwork pieces of fabric
Quilted patchwork pieces

And then embellished with lots of stitching

Beads, thimble and thread
Hand stitching

Made me some beautiful fabric beads

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