Hand dyed threads

I have just stared on a project that uses Crescent Colors hand dyed floss.  This will be the first time I’ve ever used hand dyed thread, and it is certainly different!  Mainly, you have to make each stitch one at a time, instead of doing a row of bottom stitches (/) and then turning back and crossing the top stitch (\).  The color is very subtly shaded on the threads, which produces a lovely effect when stitched.

Unfortunately, the hand dyed threads are quite a bit pricier than regular DMC, so I don’t see myself doing more than the couple projects I have planned as Christmas gifts with it.  But it is certainly nice to try something new.  One of these days, I’m going to have to do a project with silk floss.  Maybe one of the Châtelaine mandela designs…

I’ll post an in progress picture tomorrow or so.  This isn’t a huge design, so it should only take me a couple of weeks I would think.


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