Overdyed Au Ver a Soie from Threadworx – Thread Review

needlepoint ornament using overdyed silk from Threadworx

Originally posted 2010-06-09 07:41:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Early this year Threadworx came out with a line of overdyed silk, using as its base the Soie d’Alger from Au Ver A Soie. The turquoise on the ornament above is one of the 20 initial colors, all of them semi-solids like this one. While this […]

Needlepoint and Art

Originally posted 2002-10-12 22:39:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs a needlepointer, I find that often my work gets trivialized by artists and by people who do other fiber arts. Needlepoint suffers from a “little old lady” syndrome, which is completely out of sync with the reality of the art we produce, which is often far […]

Photographing your Stitching

I will be the first to admit, I’m terrible at photography. My children find it laughable because I’m so bad. And I’m better than my husband. About the only thing I can do OK is stick something on the scanner and scan it. For dummies like me there is some on-line help. Mary Corbet who […]

Orna’s Color Experiments

Originally posted 2009-01-26 07:58:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOrna Willis has the most marvelous way with color. I’m so excited that she is sharing this with us all. Weekly she will be doing color experiments. She will be taking a different overdye each week, extracting colors from it, making different color combinations and then providing […]

Caron Collection Multicolors over 300 Shades

Caron Collection has just announced 18 new colors in several of their multi-colored threads. All of the new colors are available in Watercolours and Wildflowers. All but two are available in Waterlilies. They have not been released in Impressions. I haven’t seen pictures of them but here are the names: Lettuce Black Iris Stained Glass […]