Ken,FlyFisherMann1955 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:26 amWhy does "Claret" have 2 different numbers (# 14) and (#191)? Claret (#191) actually looks like
the twin brother of "Cardinal Red" (#12); it looks nothing like Claret (#14). When did this color change
When did #15 (New) Dark Claret replace #15 (Old) Maroon?
Are there any differences in the thread on the wooden spools when compared to the thread of the same color on the white plastic spools?
Despite the Forum Ghillie's appellation, I am more of a Pearsall's student than a Pearsall's professor. I own both wooden and plastic spools of 3 or 4 Gossamer colors, and they are very close in color. Any differences are subtle and usually concern sheen of the thread rather than the color. I'll pull a few out and take some photos
I don't know the answers to your questions about the relationships of the several Clarets. My understanding is that plastic spools replaced wooden spools in the 1980s, but others here are more knowledgeable than me.
I'm quite puzzled by old No.15 (Maroon). My experience is that "maroon" is a reddish brown, but that wooden spool of old No.15 contains very little red to my eyes. Yet, the color does not match any of the other brown spools. In the Pearsall's Reference Card posted by Ray (download/file.php?id=2421), No.15 (Maroon) is quite brown. Did "maroon" have a different meaning many years ago?
I like your idea of printing a larger size of the color chart. The images have sufficient resolution to print the spools part of the color chart at 16" x 23" at 300dpi. Is 300dpi sufficient for a quality print? I know little about artsy printing. Still, some smaller size could be printed that is suitable for framing. Maybe a wingless wet tied with each color? This could get out of hand. After all, I need time to fish.