I sometimes think I have a blind spot when it comes to black and white threads. Make me find a blue or red thread to match a canvas and I’ll agonize over finding one that is exactly right. But I find myself cluelessly assuming that all whites are the same, as are all blacks.
And I know better.
I have in front of me on my inspiration wall a picture of me in college. I’m wearing a black satin evening gown with long black gloves. They looked the same. But the black-and-white picture clearly shows the gloves as a medium grey.
With Kreinik’s two newest thread colors, the number of whites they have is up to seven. And this doesn’t include cream or very pale yellow which are close to white. That makes for confusion.
Happily Karen, the owner of Nimble Needle in New Jersey, has a great post showing us the line-up of whites and putting them in order.
Now we have help to find the right one for our projects.
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She doesn’t include #100, white. I’ve used that frequently. Margaret Bendig has just done a design called “Star Dance” which uses a number of “whites” to do the large center star using a number of different silks. A good study as not only are different stitches used but light comes from different directions.