Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Variegated Threads

 Almost all the threads I use for my hand embroidery are of variegated colors. True, some colorways I dye are colors that are very close in value (like Oranges above) but most change colors every 2-3 inches like the colorway Moss (seen below).

So why choose variegated pearl cotton thread for my hand embroidery? Changes in color value or hue make the surface more active and tantalize the eye. I’m making small quilts and I want to draw the viewer closer and hold their attention. Color is the first thing we notice when we look at art so why not give the viewer lots of color with variegated thread. Variegated thread makes for some lively stitching!

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Variegated Threads

 Almost all the threads I use for my hand embroidery are of variegated colors. True, some colorways I dye are colors that are very close in value (like Oranges above) but most change colors every 2-3 inches like the colorway Moss (seen below).

So why choose variegated pearl cotton thread for my hand embroidery? Changes in color value or hue make the surface more active and tantalize the eye. I’m making small quilts and I want to draw the viewer closer and hold their attention. Color is the first thing we notice when we look at art so why not give the viewer lots of color with variegated thread. Variegated thread makes for some lively stitching!

Treat Your Feet!

If you are attending the Quilt Festival in Long Beach this weekend and your feet are killing you, please stop in and say “Hi!” to my cousin Tim. He’s in Booth #1356 and has the best floor mats for those of us who stand all day long. If you can’t go to the show, then check out his web site at Ground Floor Packaging.

Long armers love these mats. And even lowly dyers who dye thousands of yards of thread all week long need to treat their feet. I can truly say, Tim’s mats give you happy feet!

Treat Your Feet!

If you are attending the Quilt Festival in Long Beach this weekend and your feet are killing you, please stop in and say “Hi!” to my cousin Tim. He’s in Booth #1356 and has the best floor mats for those of us who stand all day long. If you can’t go to the show, then check out his web site at Ground Floor Packaging.

Long armers love these mats. And even lowly dyers who dye thousands of yards of thread all week long need to treat their feet. I can truly say, Tim’s mats give you happy feet!