Here at Little Looms, we’re all “a fuzz” over the 2024 Pantone color of the year: Peach Fuzz, which evokes sunsets and warm summer days. When considering a project’s yarns, techniques, and colors, some beg to have that warm, soft, comforting feel. And that’s precisely where Peach Fuzz is meant to be.
“Visually arresting and inviting, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz is a nurturing peach tone that inspires us to instinctively want to reach out and touch. . . . Promoting feelings of gentle warmth whether appearing on a painted wall, in home décor, or acting as an accent within a pattern, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz infuses our most personalized worlds with a comforting presence.” Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute™ (See Notes)
Nothing is better than finding moments of comfort and sanctuary through weaving, whether wrapped in a woven scarf or admiring something in your home. We’re ready to “embrace the warmth” in our designs, and from dominant to subtle, here are a few Peach Fuzz-inspired projects from the pages of Easy Weaving with Little Looms.
Garden Party Table Runner by Jenny Sennott
Whether dining inside or al fresco, you will enjoy dressing your table with this peachy cotton runner. Make it a more pink peach like Jenny used, or play with actual Peach Fuzz in your palette for a fresh look.
Summer Fruit Napkins by Christine Jablonski
Few things epitomize summer more than fruit, whether peeling fresh citrus to eat on a hot day or cutting into a juicy peach. These generously sized napkins in vibrant violet and peachy orange work together as a set of four.
Autumn Sunset Poncho by Inci Koker
The perfect color palette for experimenting with Peach Fuzz, weave and construct this V-shaped poncho on your rigid-heddle loom without any sewing.
Spring into Summer Wreath by Margaret Stump
Make this floral wreath by shaping pin-loom squares into roses, forsythia, poppies, and sunflowers. With just a little tweaking and gathering, your favorite yarns can turn into an array of flowers for any season.
Sunset Scarf Pattern by Patricia Shaw
Brush aside thoughts of winter chill with this versatile design that works equally well as a scarf or wrap. Patricia used color striping in the warp, including a stripe of peach, to create an ombré fade that resembles clouds at sunset.
Star Shawl by Greta Holmstrom
Have some fun bits and bobs of yarn in your stash? Make a “scrappy” shawl that suits your style, and add a pop of Peach Fuzz.
Peekaboo Scarf by Nancy Peck
Variegated yarns are a lovely way to add some peach to your designs. Pair a variegated warp with plain weave and 3/1 lace to create this lightweight scarf with a subtle checkerboard pattern.
Diamonds & Rust Scarf by Rachel Simmons. Photo by Caleb Young
Rachel created a scarf with a mix of freeform and structured weaving to evoke an earthy feeling of growth. Using natural cotton colors, including a warm peach, the fabric woven from this cotton is soft and light.
Lovely Lace Market Bag by Deborah Jarchow. Photo by George Boe
Combine light and lacy leno with plain weave to create a stylish bag with a few stripes of peach. The easy-to-weave leno gives the bag its lighter-than-air appearance, while the plain weave keeps things durable.
- 2023, December 7. What is Peach Fuzz? Pantone. https://www.pantone.com/articles/color-of-the-year/what-is-peach-fuzz.