Originally posted 2010-07-12 07:33:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Last month, during the TNNA Round-up, I talked about many of the new threads that were coming out. I have some more details about colors and I wanted to let you know about them.
Rainbow Gallery brought out new colors of several of their threads. Some of these are just perfect for popular applications.
Sparkle Rays has two new colors, both orange, that will be perfect for Halloween. These are not flourescent oranges, but a lovely bright orange (think Netherlands World Cup uniforms) and a lighter orange. The two together will be perfect for pumpkins.
Soft Sheen Fyrewerks has come out with a vintage silver. It looks absolutely wonderful, a dark, almost matte silver. It would be great for shadows, or areas of tarnish or maybe even an old mirror. I can’t wait to try it.
Wisper is my favorite thread for fur. I like to combine it with a strand of crewel wool and I love it nice furry effect which can be controlled by the amount of brushing. But sometimes I had a hard time finding the right color. Fourteen new colors came out of this popular thread. They include a lovely light taupe, called mink (an excellent name), three very light tans, two new grays (one light one very dark), a good rust (think red fox here) and three very dark browns.
Vineyard Silk has added twelve new colors including great dark and light orange, a lovely family of teal and another family of grayed blues. The new colors of Silk & Ivory are all in their wonderful very pale colors. These colors are almost white with just a hint of color, perfect for backgrounds.
Threadworx has added their new colors to their catalog pages. In the Overdyed Merino Wool, there are some multi-colors, but I was particularly struck by the great brown and a very pale gray. There are many colors here that will add some wonderful effects to your needlepoint.