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    Painter’s Threads: Handpainted Fibers & Textiles

    Germany’s House of Textile Arts (formerly known as Tentakulum) is famous for their Painter’s Threads: handpainted and space dyed textile materials created from silk, cotton, wool, rayon and metallics. Most products are named for famous artists (list below) who inspired the vibrant, saturated color choices. CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Do not wash cold or lukewarm (suggested wash in the washing machine at 104 degrees Fahrenheit). Do not iron with steam, spray or starch. While the fiber reactive dyes used feature high color fastness, as with all hand-dyed products, color fastness cannot be guaranteed. Visit the House of Textile Arts website for complete care instructions (in English).

    Each Painter’s Thread stitching fiber or textile is unique... although the painting process is the same for each pack, the color reveals itself differently on silk, cotton, wool and rayon materials — allowing the artist to vary color and texture while working with a single color, or to combine differently colored collections or products and still achieve a beautifully blended result. You may also enjoy this a “deep dive” into the Painter’s Threads dyeing process and how colors vary.

    Painter’s 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!

    Tentakalum Color Numbers/Names

    101 Macke (August Macke)
    102 Kandinsky (Wassily Kandinsky)
    103 Klee (Paul Klee)
    104 Monet (Claude Monet)
    105 Gauguin (Paul Gauguin)
    106 Klimt (Gustav Klimt)
    107 VanGogh (Vincent Van Gogh)
    108 Rousseau (Henri Rousseau)
    109 Picasso (Pablo Picasso)
    110 Chagall (Marc Chagall)
    111 Frida (Frida Kahlo)
    112 Georgia (Georgia O’Keefe)

    113 Hopper (Edward Hopper)
    114 Lawrence (Jacob Lawrence)
    115 GrandmaMoses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)
    116 Renoir (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
    117 Niki (Niki de Saint Phalle)
    118 MaryC (Mary Cassatt)
    119 Gabriele (Gabriele Münter)
    120 Boucher (Francois Boucher)
    121 Cezanne (Paul Cezanne)
    122 Marianne (Marianne von Werefkin)

    123 Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Barns-Graham)
    124 Turner (William Turner)
    125 Matisse (Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse)
    126 Kirchner (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner)
    127 Waterhouse (John William Waterhouse)
    128 Marc (Franz Marc)
    129 Friedrich (Caspar Friedrich)
    130 IngeMeta (named for Bärbel Ingeborg Zimber’s mother, in honor of her 80th birthday)

    Painter’s Threads also created 10 pale colorways in response to customer requests, giving you 40 beautiful colors in total!