The Prism tie dye threads are what they are..a yellow, chunk, a blue, chunk, a pink, chunk, no blending except for an iota where they meet. These are the threads people hate, who hate variegateds. No subtlety, no sneaking in that bridge of green, orange or purple.
That being all said, they are kind of fun, definitely hippie and pop. The stitch used obviously makes a difference, a spiderweb reminds me of the old Ojo de Dios we made in the 70’s, wrapping hideously coloured synthetic yarns around wire coat hanger frames :) I can see some really nasty stuff happening with these threads in the future. They are a bit coarser than DMC, Anchor and the like, coarser even then the original Prism line used to be.
For 4.99 a package for 18 solids and 18 variegateds, i ain’t gonna complain too much! March 2013
I haven’t touched them since i made that entry on my old blog. The J&P Coats colourway 0250 though isn’t available anymore (used on the Pop Moon in the previous entry), which is too bad since it was a great blended rainbow effect, so again, use what you have.
I’m definitely feeling the need for some colourwork again. Maybe because the summer garden this year has bloomed so late–my Mexican Torchflower FINALLY has a blossom at three feet high (they’re supposed to get to 6-8 feet…), and with the exception of the sunflowers everywhere, nothing was fantastic this year, despite all my efforts. (Gardener’s rule: NEXT year will be better/different/easier/sunnier.) Awhile ago, i culled my fabric stash and kept a few loud 70’s and 80’s prints, and with the recent re-discovery/re-opening of the bead vault, i should be set for a few good sessions🙂
And by the way, this one is available in the shop now, shipping included, and at our low Canadian dollar value🙂😦 :
I’m working on more naturally dyed moons as well, and maybe some new approaches to the Alberta Rose series (2013) again.