Color Schemes – Quilt Block Two Ways

Patchwork Ornament in Blue

Originally posted 2008-10-06 06:33:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One of the most common questions I get from stitchers is about planning a color scheme. For many people, this is difficult, I think often because we have so much from which to choose. But, to a large extent, that makes it easier because it’s pretty [...]

Overdyed Vineyard Silk from Threadworx – Thread Review

needlepoint ornament stitched with overdyed vineyard silk and filomell silk

Originally posted 2010-06-15 07:49:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The semi-solid blue thread in the photo about is Threadworx’ overdyed Vineyard Silk. It is, quite simply, a lovely thread. Vineyard Silk is generally recommended for mesh sizes larger than 18 mesh, but I had no problem at all with it on this 18 canvas. I [...]

What’s the Difference between Overdyed and Variegated Threads?

copyright Napa Needlepoint

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 [...]

Thread Alert – New Colors & Threads from Crescent Colors

Originally posted 2010-02-20 07:56:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI just got word that Crescent Colours is adding new colors and a new thread to their hand-dyed line. Coming out later this month there will be new colors in cotton floss, silk and #5 perle. They will also be bringing out a line of #8 perle [...]