What’s the Difference between Overdyed and Variegated Threads?

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Anne asked me “Is there a clear distinction between variegated and overdyed threads? I seem to remember from some source that variegated threads are variations/shades of the same color and overdyed are threads which are multicolored. Is that correct?” What the terms actually mean and how we use them are two different things. In precise [...]

Kokeshi — An Idea for a Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-05-14 06:08:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterKokeshi are simple wooden Japanese dolls. They have asimple trunk and a rounded head with painted features, so they are a design which can be adapted easily to needlepoint. This shopping site has about the best explanation of them I have found. Stick around and look at [...]

Delightful Free Chart

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Originally posted 2011-04-11 07:30:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jan Fitzpatrick of Thread Medley continues her exploration and adaptation of ethnic textiles. Currently she is working on adapting a piece from the Anatolia region of Turkey. Her adaptation of this motif is, unhappily, too large to fit in the project she is creating. But her [...]