Welcome to Colour Complements. 

I specialize in hand-dyed embroidery threads in vibrant and unique colours.  

I have always had a fascination with colour.  I painted for many years eventually venturing into textiles and quilting.  I started dyeing fabric for quilting which developed an interest in surface dyeing techniques.  About fifteen years ago I became interested 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! 

I opened Colour Complements on Etsy in late 2012 and my website shop in 2019.  Products offered include cotton floss and three sizes of perle cottons.  I also stock samplers, custom dyed thread kits and rayon ric rac.  New products are introduced as they are sourced and depending on how I like stitching with them. 

Colour Complements threads are dyed 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