Thread Pairings

My favorite part of needlepoint is picking out threads!  I will have kits available this winter, but in the meantime, here are some of my favorite thread pairings.  You can order threads through a local needlepoint store or online retailers.

I love Silk and Ivory for 13 mesh and Vineyard Silk/Pepper Pot Silks for 18 mesh, but thread types and colors are completely up to you!  There are no needlepoint police here!

Pink Tree- Sparkly threads:

Vineyard Silk: Desert Flower (pink)

Fyre Werks: Soft Sheen FT58 (gold)

Silk Lamé Braid for 18 mesh: SL02 (white), SL45 (pink), SL51 (turquoise), SL114 (orange), SL59 (purple), SL220 (lime), SL126 (yellow)

Pink Tree- Silk threads:

Vineyard Silk: Desert Flower (pink), Natural (white), Jasmine (green), Gloxinia (purple), Custard (yellow), Nectarine (orange), Chateau (pink), Aruba (turquoise)

Fyre Werks: Soft Sheen FT58 (gold)

It's Lit- Sparkly threads:

Vineyard Silk: Bright White (white)

Silk Lamé Braid for 18 mesh: SL08 (red), SL26 (pink), SL192 (blue), SL136 (green), SL114 (orange), SL51 (turquoise), SL45 (pink), SL126 (yellow), SL59 (purple), SL220 (lime)

Fyre Werks: Soft Sheen FT58 (gold)

It's Lit- Silk Threads:

Vineyard Silk: Bright White (white), Aruba (turquoise), Commodore Blue (blue), Custard (yellow), (Jasmine (lime), Fern (green), Nectarine (orange), Chateau (pink), Tomato (red), Gloxinia (purple)

Pepper Pot: Cotton Candy (pink)

Fyre Werks: Soft Sheen FT58 (gold)

Larry the LLama- Turquoise

Vineyard Silk: Cascade (Turquoise), True Pink (blanket and baubles), Custard (blanket and baubles), Gloxinia (blanket and baubles), (Bright White (blanket), Caviar (nose, feet, leash)

Impressions: 1115 (face)

Fuzzy Stuff: F202 (eyelashes)

Wisper: W68 (body).  Use in 2 ply.

*Note: If you don't want to use Wisper or fuzzy stuff, both can be substituted with the Bright White and Caviar threads above.

Larry the Llama- Bubblegum Pink:

Vineyard Silk: Hot Pink (background), Bright White (blanket), Jasmine (blanket, baubles), Gloxinia (blanket, baubles), Commodore Blue (blanket, baubles), Caviar (nose, feet, leash)

Impressions: 1115 (face)

Fuzzy Stuff: F202 (eyelashes)

Wisper: W68 (body).  Use in 2 ply.

*Note: If you don't want to use Wisper or fuzzy stuff, both can be substituted with the Bright White and Caviar threads above.

Larry the Llama: Green:

Vineyard Silk: Ming (background), Bright White (blanket), Chateau (blanket, baubles), Custard (blanket, baubles), Commodore Blue (blanket, baubles), Caviar (nose, feet, leash)

Impressions: 1115 (face)

Fuzzy Stuff: F202 (eyelashes)

Wisper: W68 (body).  Use in 2 ply.

*Note: If you don't want to use Wisper or fuzzy stuff, both can be substituted with the Bright White and Caviar threads above.

Larry the Llama: Hot Pink:

Vineyard Silk: Azalea (background), Bright White (blanket), Custard (blanket, baubles), Gloxinia (blanket, baubles), Aruba (blanket, baubles), Caviar (nose, feet, leash)

Impressions: 1115 (face)

Fuzzy Stuff: F202 (eyelashes)

Wisper: W68 (body).  Use in 2 ply.

*Note: If you don't want to use Wisper or fuzzy stuff, both can be substituted with the Bright White and Caviar threads above.

Save the Planet:

Pepper Pot: Jello (blue), Margarita (green), Salt (white), Raspberry (pink).

For a sparkly option, Fyre Werks FT88 is a great hot pink!

Turkish Kilim:

Silk and Ivory: Peony (Pink- 2 for small kilim, 3 for large kilim), Cappuccino (brown), Caviar (black), Marigold (yellow), Marmalade (orange), Cornflower (blue), French Vanilla (white)

Diamond Kilim:

Silk and Ivory: Pink Cow (2), Turquoise (2), Whole Wheat (brown), Clematis (purple), Marmalade (orange), Really Red, White

I'm Only Speaking to My Dog Today:

Silk and Ivory: Lavender (4), White

You're Not the Boss of Me:

Silk and Ivory: Pink Cow (5), Purple Cow, White, Turquoise, Margarita (lime)

Ikat ornament:

Vineyard Silk: Bright White, Chateau (pink), Deep Wisteria (purple), Nectarine (orange), Celestial (blue), Desert Flower (light pink), Cascade (turquoise)

More thread recommendations will be added soon!