The Gentle Art
 

Sampler Threads
&
Simply Shaker Sampler Threads

Overdyed Cotton Threads


 


100% Cotton

Overdyed

6 stranded

5 yards

Muted colours

Colour variations per strand
are very subtle

$ 6.00  per skein
Code:  SAM 05

 

Sampler Threads
0830  -  Highland Heather
0110  -  Dried Thyme
0850  -  Hyacinth

Please Note:
Dye lots can vary
Colour fastness not guaranteed

Simply Shaker Sampler Threads
7030  -  Briar Rose
7000  -  Harvest Basket
7038  -  Liberty

 

Sampler Threads give new pieces an aged appearance
 

 

From The Gentle Art -
"At The Gentle Art we maintain a serious commitment to the quality  of our thread.
We work diligently to produce a product which is consistent, lightfast, colourfast
and has heirloom quality and longevity.
As with any hand done process, there are slight variations with each dyelot
and there is a margin for error.
However, we strive to minimize this.
Each skein contains many colours of the same shade blended with care
to provide incredible visual richness and give your needlework a faded, antiqued look.
We have a wide range of colours and add new colours several times a year."




When ordering, please quote the following -
Code & Colour Number  :  Colour Name  :  Quantity  :  Price

e.g.      SAM05  0130  :  Avocado  :  1  :  6.00
SAM05  7021  :  Black Raspberry Jam  :  1  :  6.00

ORDER CHOICES:    Mail  -  Fax  -  Telephone  -  Email
              

 
  Sampler Threads  - Colours available:  

July 2013

 

 

GREEN
0110  -  Dried Thyme
0111  -  Sea Spray
0112  -  Grasshopper
0113  -  Mistletoe
0114  -  Silver Fern
0115  -  Tiger Lily
0116  -  Old Covered Bridge
0120  -  Pine
0130  -  Avocado
0140  -  Blue Spruce
0150  -  Evergreen
0160  -  Willow
0170  -  Celery
0180  -  Spring Grass
0190  -  Forest Glade
0191  -  Kiwi
0192  -  Mint Jublilee
BLUE
0210  -  Blue Jay
0220  -  Morning Glory
0230  -  Blueberry
0240  -  Midnight
0250  -   Cornflower
0260  -  Presidental Blue
0270  -  Tutti Fruitti
0280  -  Huckleberry
0290  -  Bluebell

RED
0310  -  Claret
0311  -  Holly Berry
0312  -  Currant
0320  -  Old Brick
0330  -  Cherry Wine
0340  -  Red Grape
0350  -  Mulberry
0360  -  Cranberry
0370  -  Poinsettia
0380  -  Raspberry Parfait
0390  -  Buckeye Scarlet
GOLD

0410  -  Tarnished Gold
0420  -  Gold Leaf
0430  -  Summer Meadow
0440  -  Maple Syrup
0450  -  Corn Husk
0460  -  Grecian Gold
0470  -  Buttercrunch

 

RUST
0510  -  Cinnamon
0511  -  Country Redwood
0520  -  Copper
0530  -  Pumpkin Patch
0540  -  Brandy
0550  -  Burnt Orange
0560  -  Nutmeg
0570  -  Bittersweet
0580  -  Orange Marmalade

YELLOW

0610  -  Pineapple Sherbet
0620  -  Apricot Blush
0630  -  Peach Icecream
0640  -  Daffodil
0650  -  Lemon Drops
0660  -  Daisy
PINK
0710  -  Pink Azalea
0711  -  Sweet Petunia
0720  -  Victorian Pink
0730  -  Cameo Pink
0740  -  Porcelain
0750  -  Cotton Candy
0760  -  Poppy
0770  -  Clover
0780  -  Hibiscus
0790  -  Bubblegum

PURPLE
0810  -  Purple Iris
0820  -  Lavender Potpourri
0830  -  Highland Heather
0840  -  Royal Purple
0850  -  Hyacinth
0860  -  Red Plum
0870  -  Sugarplum
0880  -  Punchberry
0890  -  Jasmine
TEAL
0910  -  Peacock
0920  -  Tropical Ocean
0930  -  Deep Sea
0940  -  Island Blue
0950  -  Mediterrenean Seas
GREY
1010  -  Slate
1020  -  Pebble
1030  -  Banker's Grey
1040  -  Black Crow
1050  -  Soot
BROWN
1110  -  Sable
1111  -  Acorn
1120  -  Cherry Bark
1130  -  Wood Smoke
1140  -  Oatmeal
1150  -  Flax
1160  -  Adobe
1170  -  Dark Chocolate
1180  -  Fudge Ripple
1190  -  Fisherman's Wharf

 


  Simply Shaker
Sampler Threads  -
Colours available:  

July 2013

 
 

7000  -  Harvest Basket
7001  -  Barn Grey
7002  -  Straw Bonnet
7003  -  Shutter Green
7004  -  Brethren Blue
7005  -  Old Red Paint
7006   -  Old Blue Paint
7007  -  Cidermill Brown
7008  -  Rhubarb
7009  -  Melon Patch
7010  -  Ohio Lemon Pie
7011  -  Berry Cobbler
7012  -  Picket Fence
7013  -  Green Apple
7014  -  Antique Rose
7015  -  Sarsaparilla
7016  -  Chamomile
7017  -  Buttermilk
7018  -  Woodrose
7019  -  Pomegranate
7020  -  Butternut Squash
7021  -  Black Raspberry Jam
7022  -  Grape Arbor
7023  -  Green Pasture
7024  -  Tin Bucket
7025  -  Shaker White

7026  -  Fragrant Cloves
7027  -  Parchment
7028  -  Grape Leaf
7029  -  Walnut
7030  -  Briar Rose
7031  -  Sweet Pea
7032  -  Aged Pewter
7033  -  Harvest Moon
7034  -  Gingersnap
7035  -  Tea Rose
7036  -  Geranium
7037  -  Freedom
7038  -  Liberty
7039  -  Bayberry
7040  -  Lexington Green
7041  -  Apple Cider
7042  -  Raven
7043  -  Cinders
7044  -  Dungarees
7045  -  Mountain Mist
7046  -  Weathered Barn
7047  -  Mustard Seed
7048  -  Old Hickory
7049  -  Lambswool
7050  -  Baby Spinach

7051  -  Blackboard
7052  -  School House Red
7053  -  School Yard
7054  -  Chalk
7055  -  Uniform Blue
7056  -  Autumn
7057  -  Roasted Marshmallow
7058  -  Tomato
7059  -  Pumpkin Pie
7060  -  Picnic Basket
7061  -  Caramel Corn
7062  -  Old Purple Paint
7063  -  Onyx
7064  -  Toasted Barley
7065  -  Wrought Iron
7066  -  Wood Trail
7067  -  Garden Gate
7068  -  Rose Garden
7069  -  Summer Shadow
7070  -  Deep Forest
7071  -  Sunflower
7072  -  Raspberry Frost
7073  -  Autumn Leaves
7074  -  Chives
7075  -  Crystal Lake

 

7076  -  Portabella
7077  -  Cucumber
7078  -  Toffee
7079  -  Heirloom Gold
7080  -  Endive
7081  -  Carot
7082  -  Piney Woods
7083  -  Vintage Lace
7084  -  Espresso Bean
7085  -  Moonlit Path
7086  -  Brick Path
7087  -  Honey Dew
7088  -  Baked Clay
7089  -  Tradewind
7090  -  Faded Rose
7091  -  Antique Lace
7092  -  Otter Creek
7093  -  Wheat Fields
7094  -  Linen
7095  -  Carriage Black
7096  -  Burlap
7097 -  Pecan Pie

 



 

"Working with overdyed floss is a fun experience.  Experimenting with overdyed floss is exciting.
Sometimes just one overdyed colour can add depth and variety to a piece.
Sometimes an entire piece looks terrific worked exclusively with overdyed threads.
Part of the excitement of working with SAMPLER THREADS is that no two stitched pieces
will look the same.  Each finished piece is an original.
With overdyed threads you need not worry about constantly changing thread colours in your needle:
one strand of our floss takes the place of several individual thread colours.

Because our threads are hand-dyed in small amounts, there will be colour and shade variations
from dye lot to dye lot.  We try to maintain some similarities between different dye lots of each colour,
but our threads
will not match from one batch to the next.

We want our threads to evoke a mood rather than a static, assembly-line look.
We have named our threads with moods in mind  -
Evergreen, for example, can be like a Blue Spruce or Cape Cod Scrub Pine
(each has a different shading but is still an evergreen)

Since our threads have such subtle colour changes, it is possible to stitch cross stitch
the Danish method (working a row of half crosses out in one direction,
then working the top half of the cross stitches on the return trip).
Working an area in this method will give a more mottle appearance.
For a 'clearer' look, work by crossing each stitch as you go.
This second method will tend to leave the thread colour variations in  a more striped or patched look.
For plants we recommend working your stitches in vertical rather than horizontal rows.
This makes the plant or tree trunk look like it is growing up as nature intended.

To work, unhook the skein and pull out one length.
Cut this length in half, strip the floss stands as needed and you are ready to stitch.

To estimate the amount of thread you might need for a 'do-it-yourself' project:

Fabric Count:           32           # of Strands Used:          2          # of Stitches an 18" length covers  *:          42

Fabric Count:           30           # of Strands Used:          2          # of Stitches an 18" length covers  *:          38

Fabric Count:           28           # of Strands Used:          2          # of Stitches an 18" length covers  *:          35

Fabric Count:           26           # of Strands Used:          2-3          # of Stitches an 18" length covers  *:       32

*  These stitches were all worked next to each other and include tail lengths to begin and end   

There are so many possibilities for overdyed threads.  Try using some in your next project.
We think you will be hooked!"

Nancy Pfeifer  &  Catherine Theron
of  The Gentle Art


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