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Hand-dyed Pearl Cotton

Handdyed Pearl Cotton
These #5 pearl cottons are perfect for hand-embrodiery as well as Bobbin Work.
The reason for handdyeing thread is the same as for any other kind of hand dye. It give us what isn't available commercially.
I've dyed threads for over ten years now, because I know how to dye threads will shade easily and excellently.
The secret is in the color choices.
Just like every story has a beginning, a middle and an end, every image has a light, medium and dark section. If the thread is already dyed to accomodate those colors, it's so much more easy to create a shaded image.
I've divided my threads into centered colors, shaded colors and shocker colors.
Shader colors, create a weighted base with the color range and a few darks to give dimension. If you're working light to dark, you'll start wit those
Centered colors:
These are your colors that are centered two ways. They're probably in the center of your image, and they use both shade and sun versions of your colors to center the shade somewhere in between.
Shocker colors are a range of your color, with one or two shockers to give spark and visual interest.
I've dyed a lovely range of color combinations that are labled as shaders, centers and shockers, to help take the guesswork out of your thread choices.

December 15, 2018
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