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 [...]

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 [...]

Colorful Stitches with Overdyed Threads – book review

Originally posted 2010-03-23 09:32:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterColorful Stitches with Overdyed Threads, June McKnight, 2010, self-published. I am of two minds about this book. There is lots I like about it, but I think it has some flaws. Overdyed and hand-dyed threads have, in many ways, revolutionized the needlepoint world over to last 20+ [...]