More than just over-dyed embroidery floss, Colour Complements offers over-dyed perle cottons, cotton floss, floche, and even ric rac.
Many of us have probably heard of over-dyed embroidery floss, but Lorraine’s shop Colour Complements offers several different types of threads as well as different sizes. She says they are blended in shorter lengths to enhance your projects. Just look at those gorgeous, variegated purples! The Samplers like this include one skein of six different threads. Not only does that create an impact, it’s a fun way to experience new threads. New collections of are introduced in the spring, summer and fall.
Another unique detail about Lorraine’s shop is that she often shows her threads in use either in a kit, or in Needlepoint Now magazine, free patterns from her blog, or how to do a stitch. Most of these examples are of charted needlepoint, but Colour Complement threads certainly can be used in cross-stitch, embroidery, and punch needle projects!
Originally a painter, Lorraine says she eventually ventured into textiles, quilting and dyeing her own fabric. Which also began an interest in crazy quilting, but at the time there were limited access to supplies and threads so Lorraine began dyeing threads as well! Please see her About page for more. I do love a really good About page 🙂
Colour Complements is out of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and can also be found here:
In this Instagram post is Lorraine’s summer collection and her first charted needlepoint!