Real thread color cards – they are such a magnificent tool for the embroiderer!
Today, thanks to The Wooly Thread, I’m giving away a set of Appleton’s real thread color cards!
If you love working with wool (crewel or tapestry wool), if you do a lot of crewel embroidery or other fiber art with wool, then this will be a handy tool for you!
I’ve written about real thread color cards several times here on Needle ‘n Thread. This article, for example, focuses on why they’re great to have.
In a nutshell, a real thread color card is a collection of all the colors in a given line of embroidery thread, presented in an organized way, using snippets of the real threads so that you can see exactly the colors and shades of all the threads offered in that line. If you use a particular line of thread a lot in your stitching, it’s worth finding out of the manufacturer has a real thread color card.
Appleton’s real thread color card features snippets of threads organized on cards by color family, with all the shades within that family. It’s a great way to find the exact shades of wool thread for your crewel and tapestry work, so that you can order what you need easily.
The Wooly Thread carries the full line of Appleton wool. I think I can safely say they have more Appleton in stock than any other store in the US, and the fact that they keep in stock means that the turn around on ordering is nice and quick.
They sell the real thread color cards for those who want them, and they also offer an “Appleton Club,” which is a monthly thread club that helps you build a full collection of Appleton (crewel or tapestry wool – your choice) in monthly increments of 35-36 skeins per month, at $45 with free shipping. This works out to about $1.25 / skein, which is a really good deal!
This give-away has ended. Thanks to all who participated!
If you’d like to participate in this give-away for Appleton’s real thread color card collection, please follow the guidelines below:
1. Leave a comment at the end of this article on the website. If you’re not sure how to get to the comment form, just follow this link. Comments submitted via email or left on any other article on Needle ‘n Thread are not eligible.
2. When you fill out the comment form, please leave your name and a working email address. If your email is not entered correctly and you win, I won’t be able to contact you! So please make sure you enter your email address correctly!
3. In your comment, answer the following question:
What’s your favorite way to use wool threads in needlework?
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am central time, next Friday, February 7, 2020. The winner will be drawn randomly and announced at the end of that day’s article on Needle ‘n Thread. I’ll also contact the winner by email.
So, if you’re a wooly stitcher and you’d like to have your own color card collection for Appleton wools, why not join in the give-away? You have better odds of winning this than you do of winning the lottery, after all!
Enjoy your weekend!