Painters Hand Dyed

Germany’s Tentakulum Manufaktur is famous for their Painter’s Threads: handpainted and space dyed threads created from silk, cotton, rayon and metallics. Most products are named for famous artists, whose usual palette, (or that of one of their famous paintings) inspired the vibrant, saturated colour choices. Work with one colourway while varying colour and texture, or combine two or more collections. All work with one another to produce a beautifully coloured surface.

Each Tentakulum thread is unique; although the painting process is the same for each. The colour reveals itself differently on silk, cotton, and rayon materials allowing the artist to vary shade and texture while working with a single colour, or to combine differently coloured collections and still achieve a beautifully blended result. Tentakulum threads can be used in counted thread work, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, lace making, patchwork, quilting, spinning and weaving and are wonderful for use in any mixed media work.

The threads are created by a special form of space dye that cannot be found anywhere else. They catch the eye with their multiple colours that have no repeating pattern. Because of the handdyed process, no two skeins will ever be the same, but will always blend perfectly because of the subtle colour changes.

 

Painters Pearl Cotton Size 3
This thread is a heavily twisted thread made of a long staple, mercerised cotton. The sheen is caused by the mercerising process and is enhanced by the high twist. When using it you should always re-twist the thread to keep the sheen and the twisted structure.
Hand Painted, 100% Cotton Pearl Cotton 3. 15 metres per skein.

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stitchouts of the pastel range

Pearl 3 Cotton Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Pearl Cotton Size 5
Heavily twisted thread from long staple, mercerised cotton. The sheen comes from the chemical process called mercerising and is enhanced by the heavy twist. Please re-twist once in a while while you work with this thread, this keeps the beadlike structure and the sheen. 25 metres per skein.

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stitchouts of the pastel range

Pearl 5 Cotton Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Pearl Cotton Size 8
This thread is a heavily twisted thread made of a long staple, mercerised cotton. The sheen is caused by the mercerising process and is enhanced by the high twist. When using it you should always re-twist the thread to keep the sheen and the twisted structure.
Hand Painted, 100% Cotton Pearl Cotton 8. 30 metres per skein.

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stitchouts of the pastel range

Pearl 8 Cotton Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Ribbon Floss Shimmer
Hand Dyed, Ribbon Floss Shimmer is a softly braided ribbon made of rayon and one strand of metallic thread. Its unique construction gives it great pliability, a smooth hand and provides great versatility for embellishment stitches. The pairing of two fibres with light reflective properties enhances the depth of applique and the 3-D textural effects of stitchery.
Ribbon Floss Shimmer has the ability to ruche. By pulling one of the threads in the weave you can create great dimensional detail.
  • Hand Dyed; 100% Rayon/1 strand of Metallic.
  • Needles- Use with Milliners #1, Chenille #24.
  • 10 Metres in each hank.

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Shimmer 10 metre hank: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Flower Thread
In this range, Tendakulum have taken original Flower Thread from Dansk Blomstergarn as their base and overdyed it to produce their unique range of Painter's Flower Thread. Flower Thread is 1 ply matte cotton strand. It is slightly twisted and is a perfect contrasting thread to shiny threads. It is perfect for many other embroidery techniques. Use it as a topstitching or bobbin thread in yoru sewing machine as well as for quilting, smocking, or hand embroidery. 50 metres per skein.

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flower thread work samples

Flower Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Soft Cotton Thread
Painter's Soft Cotton threads are matte, have a soft hand and are slightly fuzzy. The threads subdued colour and lack of texture or twist allows for creating soft, subtle stitchery; and is equally important to the balance of a design. You can create depth and achieve a sense of layering when matte threads are used in combination with lustrous threads. It lends itself well to any couching technique and can also be used as a substitute for tapestry wool. 10 metres per skein.

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Soft Cotton Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Soie de Paris
Soie de Paris is a lightly twisted Au ver a Soie 6 strand floss. Easily separated it can be plied to the desired number of strands. More shine than Soie d’Alger, each individual strand is a bit larger than cotton 6 strand floss but can easily be substituted for cotton. Primary current uses are cross stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery.

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Five Metre Skein: $8.00 ($7.27)

 

Painters Cotton Ribbon Floss
Ribbon Floss Cotton is a softly braided organic cotton tape and can be manipulated to achieve a multitude of amazing textural effects. Ribbon Floss Cotton can be used as a ribbon or tape, laid flat and adorned with stitchery over, on or around it. Create textural depth by using for wrapped stitches or ruche by pulling one of the braided threads and shape into dimensional textural elements.
Hand Painted; 100% Organic Cotton, 5 Metre / Skein.

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Soft Cotton Thread Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Ric Rac
Painters Ric Rac has tiny picots of silver metallic woven in, prior to dyeing, giving the variegated colours a bit of sparkle. The metallics do not absorb the colour but get an antique look. This mellows the cold feeling of the silver and creates a very harmonious effect.
It can be stitched through to apply, fused or glued, manipulated into flowers, etc., for a beautiful finish to any fibre or mixed media project. Rayon, 6mm wide, 5 metres per pack. Available in 28 Painter’s Threads colours. Hand Painted; 100% Organic Cotton, 5 Metre / Skein.

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Ric Rac Skein: $11.90 ($10.82)

 

Painters Single Loop
Made of rayon gimp that forms little loops on one side. The opposite edge of the trim is slightly wavy. The onesided trim is especially useful to decorate edges, or to make up into flowers.

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5 metres: $10.00 ($9.09)

 

Painters Braided Metallic Thread
#4 is a hand painted braided thread made of 4 strands of Metallic, suitable for any kind of stitching. Because of the braided structure the very delicate base material becomes stronger while it still feels very soft. It looks terrific for e.g. cross stitch, knotted stitches and chain stitches. 10 metres per skein.
The distinctive small braided band makes these metallic threads slightly textured, durable and effortless to embellish with. The unique hand painted process of all Painter's products makes these glittery metallic threads dance with colour, adding a bead like shimmer to embellishment stitches. This thread is quite strong and does not easily fray in the needle.

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Braided Metallic, 10m Skein: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Painters Gimp Thread
Hand Dyed Gimp, 100% rayon (viscose thread wound tightly around a cotton core). Gimp lends itself to all types of hand or machine embroidery. Couch it, use it as tiny cording, or perfect for French knots, etc. 10 metres / hank.

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Single hank, 10m: $7.00 ($6.36)

 

Snail Trim
Hand dyed rayon gimp and metallic gimp threads are sewn together to make this beautiful, approximately 1 cm (½”) wide, trim. It can be stitched , fused or glued onto any fibre or mixed media surface for a great finish. 14 colours to choose from.

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per metre: $6.60 ($6.00)

 

 

The colour names and shades are the same across all thread types:
Macke (August Macke), Kandinsky (Wassily Kandinsky), Klee (Paul Klee),
Monet (Claude Monet), Gauguin (Paul Gauguin),
Klimt (Gustav Klimt), VanGogh (Vincent Van Gogh),
Rousseau (Henri Rousseau), Picasso (Pablo Picasso),
Chagall (Marc Chagall), Frida (Frida Kahlo),
Georgia (Georgia O’Keefe), Hopper (Edward Hopper),
Lawrence (Jacob Lawrence), GrandmaMoses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses), Renoir (Pierre-Auguste Renoir),
Niki (Niki de Saint Phalle), MaryC (Mary Cassatt),
Gabriele (Gabriele Münter), Boucher (Francois Boucher),
Cezanne (Paul Cezanne), Marianne (Marianne von Werefkin),
Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Barns-Graham), Turner (William Turner),
Matisse (Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse), Kirchner (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner),
Waterhouse (John William Waterhouse), Marc (Franz Marc),
Friedrich (Caspar Friedrich),
IngeMeta (named for Bärbel Ingeborg Zimber's mother, in honor of her 80th birthday).

 

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