Painter’s Threads: Handpainted Fibers & Textiles
Germanys House of Textile Arts (formerly known as Tentakulum) is famous for their Painters 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!
101 Macke (August Macke)
113 Hopper (Edward Hopper)
123 Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Barns-Graham)
Painter’s Threads also created 10 pale colorways in response to customer requests, giving you 40 beautiful colors in total!