I recently ordered some hand-dyed threads from SharonB, who was de-stashing. They arrived all the way from Australia with a hand-written note.
Sharon is so thoughtful and appropriate. I thought it was so sweet of her to remember (and mention) my band-sampler project. I hope I grow up to be like Sharon someday.
The vibrancy of the thread’s colors nearly took my breath away and I can’t wait to find just the right project for them. In the meantime, here are some links about hand-dyed threads.
- Monique of My Mark Designs gives a primer about stitching with hand-dyed threads that I think I will find very helpful.
- Breathtaking hand-dyed threads made specifically for tatting by Marilee of YarnPlayerTats. These look to be largely inspired by nature, which of course I love. I think I’ve got tatting on the brain since writing about my Grandma M. the other day.
- Some (very) basic instructions on dying at Pioneer Primitives.
- A collection of valuable links about dyeing compiled by SharonB herself.
Do you stitch with hand-dyed threads? Are you intimidated by them? (I am, a little.) Do you dye your own? Did you even know such a thing existed?!