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

Colour Complements

Lorraine