Kreinik has announced six new metallic thread colors. From left to right: 9132 Lemon Grass, 9732 Blue Grass, 5805 Golden Pimento, 5815 Golden Chardonnay, 5835 Golden Olive, 5845 Golden Cabernet. These are available in Very Fine #4, Fine #8 and Tapestry #12 Braids, and I believe two of the colors are also available as blending filament. We will be getting these into the shop soon.
Tonight I needed a break from stitching and decided to go through my stash of threads. Oh, what fun! I have picked up silks, cottons, and overdyes from various sources, but mostly shop closings. The rainbow of colors is simply breathtaking! And I love the feel of these different types of fibers. Hopefully these photos will inspire you to go through your own stash and find some things you can use to create your next masterpiece. Here is the first tote of goodies.
Inside, I found Weeks Dye Works Pearl Cotton:
Northern Lights silks:
Kreinik Silk Mori:
and huge hanks of Gloriana silks:
I also found a stash of what appears to be one skein each of the entire line of overdyed floss by JAR Designs in Florida. I don’t know anything about this company, and an internet search didn’t provide much information. It looks like they are out of business or just don’t have a website any more. The skeins are small, but I am sure I will find something to use them on!
By far, my favorite from this stash is the lot of twisted skeins of Silk N Threads from The Thread Gatherer. They are sooooo gorgeous! I can’t wait to find a project to utilize some of these. If I can bear to cut into them, that is! They are so pretty the way they are.