Last month, (whoa! how is it possible that it is May???) subscribers to the Sampler of the Month club got a skein of hand dyed perle cotton from The Occasional Purl. Don't you love variegated threads? I really appreciate something that changes quickly as I work, keeping me interested. I tell myself I'll stitch until it turns yellow, then can't resist waiting until it's orange again!
In addition to the threads, The Occassional Purl also dyed two color packs of cotton fabric and embroidery floss for two lucky winners of this blog post.
The reds are hand-dyed with Cochineal, Rose Madder, and Brazil Wood:
The yellows are hand dyed with Chamomile, Onion Skin, and Cutch:
Which do you like better? I'm a red girl myself, but I love that rich Onion skin color.
As you can tell by my background for this photoshoot, I'm not one for muted colors, but I love the way these naturally dyed colors combine with brighter colors, adding contrast. To enter to win one of these two packs, leave a comment below telling about how you would use them. I'll pick two winners next Monday, May 6th. Good luck!