I thought I would share with you some new thread releases that I recently received. They just arrived in the mail today. What a wonderful treat on a Monday!
The first is from Crescent Colours. It's not a thread line I use often but these new colors are wonderful. When I ordered them I was told they were "plain". You know what I love about over-dyed threads? They're never plain. There's always so much subtle variegation and depth in even such a "simple" color as brown or grey. I specifically like Eggshell and Polliwog. Brown Hen is a very complicated color with light and dark brown with hints of grey/green and yellow. Honestly, I don't know how to describe it.
The next is Gentle Arts. You've already seen Antique Lace; it's used in Blest Art. Wheat Fields is my favorite of the new threads. It's a wonderful combination of dark and light gold and green. It's perfect for Autumn and I'm trying desperately to fit it into a design but that rarely ever works for me. I'm sure that if I let it sit long enough on my table it will eventually inspire its' own design. I'm still waiting on the new Weeks Dye Works colors but I'll share a picture when I receive them.
On another note, a friend of mine purchased the e-pattern for Marked Anne and commented that she had difficulty printing the pattern so that the chart lines were dark enough for her to see. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, please let me know. I always print out a test of all my e-patterns and assume that if it prints well for me that it will for everyone else. If you've had any problems please e-mail me. I would hate to think that anyone purchased a chart they couldn't use.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have this month's free pattern stitched and ready to post. It's in honor of my favorite time of year, apple picking season. Until then I hope everyones week got off to as good a start as mine did.
1805 Valentine 1852 peacock aged aged linen All Hallows Eve alphabet alphabet sampler anniversay antique antique linen antique samplers antique sheet music apple tree applique Autumn basket beach Bette 1709 bird black walnut dye blanket stitch Blest Art Sampler bloom box brown hen budding wreath butterfly Christmas Cora Lipton's Marking Sampler crescent colours cross stitch crown decorative dixie sampler designs doll making euphemia myles sampler eyelet sampler Fabric and Framing fabrics feather stitch flowers framing free pattern french knot french letters bluebird frogging garden Gentle Arts giveaway hand dyed heart heart garland Holidays hollow wreath Josephyn Sayer journey's end June Blooms keeping joy king lazy daisy linen love make do Marked Anne Mercy Doll Mercy Sampler motifs needle book needle punch needlework Notforgotten Farm osnaburg over-dyed threads partridge pattern peace and quiet peacock peahen Peahen's Valentine pear photo album pincushion pine tree pink pinkeep prim primitive punch needle queen quilts R and R reproductions rag quilt reproduction fabric rug hooking Samplermakers samplers Seek Thy Love sewing sewing book sewing pins silver snow spot motif spring Spring peacock St. Valentine's Day stash stem stitch stitcher's challenge stitching Summer Tattered Suitor thank you threads toile tulip tutorial verse vine weeks dye works winter Winterberries wool wool applique