The Colorspire colour schemer

The Colorspire colour schemer

I have wasted far too much time playing with another online colour schemer. Regular readers will be aware that every now and then I turn up another of these designers toys online. Actually they are not toys as web designers find them very useful and so do quilters and textile artists!

The Colorspire colour schemer has a very flexible colour picker which allows you to easily shift tint, tone and shade enabling some very unusual colour schemes to be developed. As another designers tool it looks very useful as you can preview your colour combinations in real time and easily see what works well and what is a total mistake!

Thread Twisties!

Experimenting with different threads can be expensive. You would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. My thread twisties are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.

These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape. Twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle.  Many are hand dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.

You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.


  1. Great site that I have seen before. If you go to the “whitework” page & scroll down to the Reticella section, you will find a piece of mine! I am stoked to have it there!The piece is currently on exhibition in a gallery in Western Sydney.

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