These threads are among my favorites. They are hand-dyed and semi-solid. THere is some variation in color and value but it’s subtle. Their threads have always been this way because they want to mimic the look of aging embroidery.
I just love the solid but not really solid look they give to a piece )as long as you don’t stitch in diagonal rows).
For the Baltimore market they are introducing new colors in wool and cotton. Their Simply Wool crewel wool had added Key Lime, Wisteria, and Old Red Paint. Wisteria is a very pale lavender, Key Lime a wonderful bright green, and Old Red Paint a dusty pink.
In their Simply Shaker line of floss they have added Pecan Pie. It’s a glorious really dar gold, so dark it’s darkish brown. This could be a lovely thread for shadows when combined with gold thread.
In their Sampler Thread line of floss there is Old Covered Bridge, a combination of a weathered wood brown and muted barn red. The other new color here is Island Blue a wonderful, wonderful teal.
Because the Baltimore show is Cash & Carry you may find these threads in your local shop by mid-September.