Overdye Floss with a CrockPot

copyright Primatives by the Light of the Moon

Did you know that it’s very easy to overdye your own threads? Doing this can soften bright colors, darken threads, or even add additional colors. The results you get will always be a surprise and can be quite delightful. It’s easy to do. All you need is an old CrockPot (one you NEVER, EVER use […]

More Thread News

Originally posted 2010-01-11 17:35:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMore thread news from TNNA. The new Caron Colors are available in Watercolours and Wildflowers. Threadworx has significantly expanded their line with new overdyed silks, using Au Ver a Soie (stranded silk) and Vineyard Silk. They have also added new colors to their floss line and overdyed […]

New Site for Weeks Dye Works

Image from Thread Express (http://www.threadexpress.com).

Originally posted 2011-02-27 07:15:40. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWeeks Dye Works has updated and redesigned their website. The site features drop down menus for their products. For each type of product there are great clear pictures and a listing of links to their different color, laundry care, and order forms, all in PDF format. There […]

Making Overdyed Threads Behave – New Book

Lear great ways to use these threads, copyright Janet M. Perry and Art Needlepoint

Being in love with thread and color as I am, is it a surprise that I love overdyed threads? Being a needlepointer, is it a surprise that I have found them so frustrating that I’ve spent years developing techniques to use those threads but nit get the dreaded diagonal stripes that are so infuriating? That’s […]

New Thread Colors from The Gentle Art

Creekbed, copyright The Gentle Art

The Gentle Art has just released new colors in both floss and wool, though not the same colors in both. Simply Shaker floss has 1 new color, Ruby Slipper (dark red). Sampler Threads floss has three new colors: Green Tea Leaf (medium to dark yellow-green), Verdigris (dark olive, dark teal, and dark copper brown), and […]