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 [...]

Adding Your Signature to Needlepoint

Whistler's butterfly signature

Originally posted 2010-06-17 07:50:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJane recently asked me for ideas for “signing” her needlepoint, as she has not found a good way to do this. It’s a problem many stitchers face, myself included. I can think of four ways to approach this. The last two approaches are taken from the art [...]