Both Baroque Silk (from The Pure Palette) and Vineyard Silk have come out with some lovely new colors.
Baroque Silk, a two-ply divisible silk that is hand-dyed has eight new colors, pictured above. They fill some gaps n the existing color range. Gravity is the extremely dark violet at the left. Dreamland, Mermaid, and Artesian are the three blue-greens next in line. Sunset is that yummy light orange, and Campfire is the dark red. Finishing up are Malt and Old Gold.
Please remember that these threads are hand-dyed and so dyelots are not consistent. In using them both Theresa and I have found that the color can vary slightly through a skein. It’s not enough to be a problem, but enough to make your stitching have an appealing depth to it.
This is a great silk to try!
Vineyard Silk is an absolute scrumptious non-divisible silk that is at its best, I think, on 13 and 14 mesh canvas. It’s a lofty thread, so it also works well on 18 mesh, especially for textured stitches. They have such wonderful colors and are adding to their line all the time. These eight new colors, have two color families plus an additional pale blue. The picture of them is at the beginning of the article. The three red-oranges are, from light to dark, coral pink, true pink, and azalea. The pale blue is Naples Blue. The four soft violets are, from light to dark, hush, sea fog, dusk, and shadow.
I’m ready to buy them for the names alone!
Once again be sure to buy enough as dye lots are not consistent.
You can order them all at Homestead Needlearts through their What’s New page. And I want to send a big thank you and shout out to Theresa Swiecicki, the wonderful owner, who took these great pictures and gave me permission to share them with you.