Pearsalls Color Chart

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Greenwell
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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by Greenwell » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:34 am

Interestingly enough, when I was in Yorkshire last month, Rob Smith took me by the building in the city of Bradford where the silk color charts were produced for well over a century. If you have or have seen a Pearsalls Silk Color Chart it was made in this building.
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Sorry it's flipped, some glitch keeps messing it up but at least you can see what the place looks like if you cock your head!
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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by daringduffer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:41 pm

John, you probably had a couple of pints to many :o :geek:

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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by daringduffer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:05 pm

This chart is different:

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No 2, Straw
No 4, Light Yellow
No 6B, Sherry Spinner
No 10, Ash

Those are some of the differences. No 7, Blue in gossamer. You find the rest.

(No doesn't mean number, it means no. See?).

dd

Edit: Link to source: http://www.ftscotland.co.uk/gallery/tem ... rs-001.jpg
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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by daringduffer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 pm

This is a link to a conversion chart by Rob Smith from that other forum.
https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying- ... ost2493138

https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying- ... ive-2.html

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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Here is. Pearsalls colour chart I found recently. It’s for embroidery silks but interestingly enough all the colour patches are of real silk thread. However none of the numbers seem to relate to Gossamer thread. I’m amazed at the large numbers of shades!
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Re: Pearsalls Color Chart

Post by driftless » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:50 am

I've been searching for silks to substitute Pearsall's colors, too.

One I've found that is a VERY close sub for 6B Sherry Spinner is Kimono Silk thread #370 Teriyaki.

Take a look at it on line & see what you think.

Paul
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