August 15, 2014

Giveaway - Hand-Dyed Threads from Colour Complements!


Earlier this week, Lorraine from Colour Complements wrote to ask if we'd be interested in doing a giveaway of her lovely hand-dyed threads - well yes, absolutely!


Aren't they amazing? Part of me would like to snap them up just to stare at them, and not do any stitching with them at all!


I mean really, how gorgeous are they?



Lorraine hand-dyes DMC perle cotton in sizes #5, #8, #12, and her Etsy shop also features fibers like silks, rayon, and other deliciously sparkly stuff.

I think you'll agree her shop is like a candy store for thread-lovers!


One lucky Feeling Stitchy reader will receive the 5 threads of your choice! Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, August 22, when I will choose one random winner. This giveaway is open to all of our readers!

In your comment, please tell us which of her threads is your favorite, and what you think you'd stitch with it!

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88 comments:

  1. I love #7! I'd really like to sew up an aquatic background with it.

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  2. So many gorgeous threads! One of many that really caugh my eye was the Perle Cotton size 5 #10. Not sure what I'd make with it as it's not a yarn I often use. Perhaps some simple needle darning or sashiko, maybe beading (with clear or lightly tinted transparent beads). I like the effects when crocheting or embroidering with transparent beads on multi-coloured threads. Had it been more floral colours, I'd say french knots for an abstract garden scene as I've been meaning to try that for ages.

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  3. Elizabeth CampbellAugust 15, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    I had too much trouble picking my favorite, so I let my four year old pick. She picked Perle Cotton size 12 #17. :-) I'm not sure what I'd make, but I think it would be for her!

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  4. This was hard to choose a favorite - but I seriously LOVE the Hand Dyed Fine Silk #7

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  5. What beautiful colours. My favourite is Perle no. 5 which I use a lot both for embroidery (currently embroidering what will eventually be a cushion cover all in knotted chain stitch) and also for needlepoint - the thread size is just about perfect for a 14 count canvas.

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  6. Wow! They are all so luscious and look like a delight to stitch with. How can you choose between them. I have to say though that the perle cotton 3rd from the top of your post really "sings"!!

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  7. They're all gorgeous, but I would say this one is my fav: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185755854/hand-dyed-size-5-perle-cotton-56?ref=shop_home_active_11

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  8. Awesome giveaway. I could choose a lot of threads. Hard to choose i decided for Perle Cotton size 12 #32 maybe to embroider a bird...
    Thanks to Colour Complement and to you for this chance

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  9. So many gorgeous colors, it's difficult to choose! I really like Hand dyed size 5 perle cotton #28. I think it would be fun to do some weaving with these colors!

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  10. those are spectacular and I agree, displaying them as they are would be beautiful enough.

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  11. I'd choose the Twisted Silk and stitch one of the many patterns I have from SatsumaStreet (also an Etsy shop).

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  12. Wow, this is one talented designer! I have to say that size 8 #14 really grabs me. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  13. Love #14 and I am thinking I would use this with punch needle....so cool!

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  14. They're all so pretty! I am going to be making an embroidered nativity for my grandmother for Christmas. #10 would be perfect for the stable!

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  15. Hands down it's Perle Cotton Size 12 #19. Perfect palette for peacock feathers!

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  16. What a great idea, these are beautiful. #11 would make some lovely flowers!

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  17. LOVELY THREADS! I'd select #12 in any of those beautiful REDS !
    THANK YOU !

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  18. My goodness such lovely colours! For some reason #10 leaps out at me and tells me it must become a rabbit!

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  19. Those are seriously beautiful, I love the green and blue threads in size #12 - looks like sea weed!

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  20. They are all so pretty, but I'd like #12 in one of the purple colourways :) Not sure what I would make with it, maybe I'd knit or crochet a bracelet.

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  21. Oh I love the blues and greens- I would like to stitch a beautiful belly dancer with all those lovely colours. I have stitched for many years but I have never tired hand dyed thread!

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  22. Hi. I would love Perle Cotton Size 8 #14 Multi coloured greens and rainbow as this is the one my daughter kept pointing to and I would like to do her name (Ksenia, possible with the rest, Amber Tansy Morganna) if there is enough thread! Saved this in Etsy and will now save up for some beautiful threads to hide from my fiance!

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  23. I think #57 is my favorite, but all of them are lovely. With gorgeous variegated threads I usually like to stitch an abstract design, or just use a favorite stitch, to let the colors shine. But maybe with this color I'd embroider a calavera with lots of floral detail.

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  24. Christine MacDonaldAugust 15, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Those threads are gorgeous. I think my favourite is Perle Cotton Size 12 #50. I think is would be lovely to use in Christmas stitching.

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  25. Her shop has been on my Etsy favorites list for quite a while! I love all those colors but right now the one that just takes my breath away is #58, perle cotton size 8. It's so fiery. I would probably use the thread for tatting rather than stitching anything with it. :)

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  26. OMG - who can pick a favorite?? But 57 - makes my heart sing!

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  27. I think my favorite is #38, a wonderfully vibrant mix of purples and reds. Not sure what I would stitch with it, but I would find something!

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  28. I love the colors in the twisted silk #5. So pretty. I would stitch a pillow cover, some sweet pattern to honor my parent's 45th wedding anniversary.

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  29. It was hard to pick just one but I kept going back to #29. I am not sure what I would stitch with it but I would love looking at it in its skein until I decided!

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  30. size12 perle cotton #10. No idea what I'd do with it, but it would be gorgeous!

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  31. I don't know how to choose one from these gorgeous threads...maybe DMC perle #5 as I have a hankering to learn needlepoint stitches. But which colour?

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  32. I guess today my favorite would be the size 8 perle cotton in #39 because I'd like to embroider some seaweed or fern patterns with it.

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  33. oH my! What a terrible decision to have to make! I stitch mostly with DMC Perle size8, and my favourite colours are pinks, mauves,blues etc, so this is really hard. So I will go with Size 8 no 7 colourway - so beautiful. Wouls love to have it and use in my series of " The Girls are Back in Town"

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  34. All threads are lovely! # 23 is perfectly suited for a autumn sampler.

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  35. I love number 29, it has all my favorite colours in!

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  36. They are all so gorgeous, I the red/orange of Perle Cotton Size 8 #58 and I would use it for the center of a firey sunset.

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  37. Lush! The #57 speaks to how I'm feeling now , transitioning from a seemingly short summer into a warm fall! All those yummy pinks, mauves, purples, and oranges ...I see a tree with changing colors of leaves!

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  38. Virginia Sattler-ReimerAugust 16, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Wow, the twisted silk #4 took my breath away, but the colors are all so gorgeous! I would have to stitch flowers...

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  39. Потрясающая возможность!

    Нитки очень красивые и вдохновляющие на вышивку! Я бы вышила этими нитками какой-нибудь свой придуманный дизайн!Очень красивые сочетания цвета!

    AliceKiss

    http://intheorderofthings.blogspot.com/

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  40. Wow wow wow. So talented with the dye pot. I would be delighted to add any of them to my horde. Lol

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  41. So hard to choose - maybe perle 12 #19 , beautiful sea colours!

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  42. Complete deliciousness!!

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  43. Sandra Tonti ChidesterAugust 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    My favorite id the perle cotton 8 color #5. I love reds and fuchsia together. I would stitch a super vibrant flamingo!

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  44. Not sure how I ever would be able to decide which colors to choose, but I would love the chance to try! Thanks!

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  45. Ooh, I've been wanting to put together a complicated mermaid embroidery for my bff, and this thread would be perfect for the tail and details! https://www.etsy.com/listing/185186464/hand-dyed-size-5-perle-cotton-23?ref=shop_home_active_3

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  46. Love so many of these. I like 5 #50 and could see a fall tree stitched using this.

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  47. So many beautiful colors!! I adore the fine silk #7.

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  48. Haven't had the opportunity to try these threads, so a sampling would be best. Prefer stitching with pearl cottons

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  49. It would be fun to do some blackwork in Perle #12 color #17.

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  50. I love the 8#29! Reminds me of the ocean!

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  51. Love the blues and purples of #11. It would be perfect for some Texas bluebonnets.

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  52. I am drawn ti the perle cotton #8, color number 27...its hard to pick a favorite though, they are all stunning!! Why have i never thought of dying up thread???

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  53. Beth SchnellenbergerAugust 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Oh my gosh, I have never seen such beautiful threads! I want some of ALL of them. I particularly like the orange, turquoise, and greens rayon thread #12. I create pieces of art I call "extreme embroidery." I would use these threads to make some new pieces. I hope I win; I hope I win; I hope I win...

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  54. Sampler pack #3 to make a Christmas Dala Horse.

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  55. really really beautiful. I popped over to favor her Etsy yay.

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  56. I love the twisted silk #3 -would make an amazing sea scape :)

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  57. Difficult to chose just one! I'd say coton perle #51 for some beautiful hoop art embroidery I've seen recently...

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  58. Perle cotton #39, it's soft greens, teals and blues are so relaxing. I don't know what I'd use it for yet. I might have to just leave it out for awhile and look at it to know what it was meant for.

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  59. Oh wow, I'd pick the bright pinks for some modern sashiko I've been wanting to do. Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I'm in love with Hand dyed size 12 perle cotton #21 - I'd love to use it for some hand quilting!

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  61. So lovely! I can't get over the brilliancy of the colors!

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  62. Oh my, they are so so pretty! I have a batik quilt on the go that these would be perfect for!

    http://thetangledknitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. I really love Sampler Thread Pack #1, but I'm not sure what I'd stitch with it, I tend to have to see the threads first

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  64. I love the size 12 #34. I could use some of those lovely colors.

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  65. Tough choice as they're all gorgeous -- would pick perle size 5 in #11 or #28. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  66. #57! No, #44! Oh, they're all so wonderful. I stitch with silk or perle cotton size 5.

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  67. #19 - love the greens and blues - I'm already thinking of Pacific northwest designs!

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  68. Ooo...pretty...! I like the perle 8 in the golden yellows. So nice! I'd use them in my soft sculptures.

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  69. They are all so lovely, it's very hard to pick a favorite, but I will pick 2 and 57, since I just ordered them!

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  70. I really love #109. I would stitch vines and flowers on a bucket hat that I just made.

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  71. So many gorgeous ones, but I would love to use #7 to stitch up a space cross stitch!

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  72. Oh my!! These are all gorgeous, but I think #7 has my favorite combo of colors. :D I can imagine doing a geometric pattern with it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  73. I'm torn between the perle cotton size 12 #21 and #28 - it makos me think of a stormy sea and stormy sky in the making!

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  74. twisted silk #10!!! absolutely beautiful

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  75. The silks are tempting me most. Those colors look fantastic, especially the oranges! Thank you.

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  76. I got stuck in that shop, so pretty. Perle cotton size 12 #57 is the best, I'd make a version of your pencil holder pattern but with crochet needles instead

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  77. Perle sz. 5 # 41 caught my eye. I would stitch a fall flower garden.

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  78. I love the #7 :) Such a lovely color!

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  79. Perle Cotton Size 12 no 19 for sure... I would stitch something (whom do I try to trick?... I would stitch most probably a car) for my son.

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  80. the size 8 #37 perle would be perfect for the quilting on the wall hanging I just pieced :o) The twisted silk is all pretty stunning though...

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  81. The greens and blues in Size 8 perle cotton #54 just make my heart sing! I would use it to embellish a linen vest. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love everything in this shop!

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  82. great colours! I can see embroidered sea with perle cotton size 12 #37

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  83. I absolutely love #8 DMC perle cotton - thread in variations of greens. I think it would be wonderful for stitching leaves on a Crazy Quilt Seam.

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  84. Oh my it's so hard to choose!
    I narrowed it down to these: #15 #31 #41 #11 #17 #21 #37 #32 #109 #10 (sorry, I really can't choose!)
    I would play around with them since I haven't really tried variegated floss before (but I have been wanting to) and would hopefully end up with some pretty and colourful free embroidery.

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  85. How pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  86. Perle cotton 21, I think. They are all being to be used, especially for hardanger. 21 looks like storm clouds to me though. Hmm.

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  87. To be precise I like sparkle chainette#7, Hand Dyed Viscose Tubular Ribbon #1, Rayon Embroidery Thread #1 ..being a thread junky i love all of them..since these kind of threads are not available here i just made a simple project and store the remaining thread..

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