Welcome to Colour Complements.
I specialize in hand-dyed embroidery threads in unique original colours.
I have always had a fascination for colour. I painted for many years eventually venturing into textiles and quilting. I started dyeing fabric for quilting followed by experimenting with surface design techniques. About fifteen years ago I developed an interest in crazy quilting. At the time I lived in an area with limited access to supplies, in particular a variety of threads. It seemed a natural progression to start dyeing my own so I did!
In recent years, my customers introduced me to canvas work so I now divide my time between dyeing, crazy quilting and needlepoint (counted canvas in particular).
I opened Colour Complements on Etsy in late 2012. Just recently in 2019, I opened my website shop. I offer cotton floss and perle cottons in three sizes. I also stock samplers, silk perle, petite very velvet and rayon ric rac. New products are introduced as they are sourced and depending on how I like stitching with them.
I dye my threads in my studio located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I am constantly “experimenting” with colours to create original and sometimes unusual colour combinations. New collections of colours are introduced three times annually – spring, summer and fall.
I hope I inspire your creativity with vibrant colour.
Please visit the shop for colour inspiration