This was one of the patterns I designed to enter into the local Agricultural Show - the theme was "A pretty pink item suitable for the Breast Cancer Function" - and it won the class (as described in my previous post). The shading comes from using DMC colour variations thread 4180 (Rose Petals)
$1.00 from each pattern sold will be donated to Australian Breast Cancer Research.
As I was listing the pattern I realised how easy it would be to adapt to suit the myriad of different coloured Ribbon Days. I think I will adapt and re-list the pattern in order to raise some money for other groups, however until that happens why not buy the pattern and use the suggestions below to adapt it to suit the appropriate charity. I've listed a metallic and a colour variations:
- Pink Ribbon Day - Breast Cancer - 27th October - DMC 4180 or E316
- White Ribbon Day - Stop violence against women - 25th November - DMC 4160 or E5200 (or Blanc of course!)
- Teal Ribbon Day - Ovarian Cancer - last Wednesday in February - DMC 4030 or E3849
- Green Ribbon Day - Children's Mental Health (USA) - May - DMC E699 or 4047
- Or Green Ribbon - Keep Australia Beautiful
- Purple Day for Epilepsy - March 26 - DMC 4250 or E155
- Orange Harmony Day - 21 March - DMC 106, 4126 or E301
- Red Ribbon - World Aids Day - 1st December - DMC 115, 4210 or E321
- Blue Ribbon Day (Victoria) and National Police Remembrance Day - Blue and white check ribbon - alternate DMC Blanc with 825, or E5200 and E825
- Light Blue Ribbon for Prostate Cancer (in Australia it tends to be a darker blue in the logo)- November (to link in with Movember) - DMC 67, 4230, or E3747
- Yellow Ribbon - National Road Safety Week - 4-11 May 2014 - DMC 90 or E980 (perfect use for the neon yellow!)
Not all of these are symbolised by the ribbon, but I think it still works. When I started making this list, I had no idea how many Colour Days were out there! And then I found this list. Far too many for me to list them all and I'll start getting myself confused between different countries and dates.... Please do list any that I've missed in the comments section and I'll edit and add them to the list above with thread suggestions - I think some are more well-known than others, and are more linked to a particular colour than others.
In the meantime, happy stitching!