Shimmer and Floss and Buttons…oh my!

Have you used any of the Painters Threads by Tentakulum? Well you should!

A company out of Germany that really does paint their threads, so the color repeat is very random and possibly never the same! This thread line is created for the adventurous stitcher. Do you think outside the box?

They are named after the great masters and the colors are most close to the palette that they were famous for. This one YLI Ribbon Floss Shimmer branddyed is named for Rousseau.

I stitched with this on a canvas that I recently finished for Needlepoint Now, that you will see in the July/August issue. See I really do stitch!

Actually the newest issue of May/June Needlepoint Now coming out now has a project in the magazine using a few of these threads. More and more shops are carrying them, so they shouldn’t be too hard to find!

They have so many thread possibilities! Left to right is Twill Tape, Silk Hanky, Ric-Rac and ¬†Single Loop Rayon Trim. I also used the Ric-Rac to recreate the wake of the ocean… couch it into place and you are good to go!

Just some of their threads are Gimp, branddyed Kreinik, Buttons, Silk Ribbons, Cocoons, with masters name such as Boucher, Kirchner, Picasso, Macke, Gauguin, Marianne just to name a few!

I enjoyed working with the thread so much, that I added almost every one of their threads to my stash…so that I can experiment with them when I have the chance. Time is all I need!

AlleyCat is watching her favorite channel of kitty tv.

and until next time…keep on stitching


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “Shimmer and Floss and Buttons…oh my!

  1. How did I miss this post? I’m doing cross-stitching and knitting now, but am tempted to hurry back to needlepoint just to try those new to me fibers!

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