Using Overdyed and Hand-dyed Threads on Painted Canvas

I'm stitching this three more times with different stitches and threads. One for each of my kids.

Originally posted 2008-05-15 07:26:31. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou can use overdyed and hand-dyed threads on painted canvases, in fact they are very effective. But you need to remember two things 1. You control the thread, it doesn’t control you. 2. YOU CONTROL THE THREAD, IT DOESN’T CONTROL YOU. (think of The Producers) The first […]

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?

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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 […]