View Full Version : Source for size 40 thread in cream
02-03-2012, 02:17 PM
Cream seems a little hard to come by. I contacted Handy Hands and her best match to cream she thought was a natural. But after it arrived to me it is white unless you set the white right next to it and put a worked up piece of it and a piece of white on a white background and look real close. Then there's a little difference. Need about 300 yards.
The granddaughter wants it for the little one inch hearts I'm going to do for her. All help appreciated.
Or does anyone have a ball of 40 cream they would be willing to sell?
02-03-2012, 04:57 PM
I've seen balls of cream Pearle Cotton... size 12......
02-03-2012, 05:41 PM
Aunt Lydia's is the prettiest Cream I have ever found but the smallest it comes in is the size 30. http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/crochet-thread-aunt-lydias-extra-fine-crochet.html
Here is a size 40 Cream on Ebay: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89557639/dmc-cebelia-crochet-cotton-sizes-10-40
I also found this one: http://www.knitshop.co.uk/40-count-cotton/1820-cream-40-count-cotton.html
I've also been looking for a cream and never thought to post. Maybe you ought to recommend it to HH as a color suggestion (or maybe she'll take the hint).
I'll be watching this thread for cream...yum.. not even whipped!
02-03-2012, 08:19 PM
If you write to HH, give them the link for the Aunt Lydias so they know what cream looks like. I'm serious...it is a very luscious cream!
02-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Odd, I have a Handy Hands "cream" that is the same color as my DMC "cream". When I looked the number up on HH it was listed as "ecru". That's the color name of the DMC thread as well. That may be what you are looking for. I'd send you mine, but all I have is 20 and 80 in that color.
I would stay clear of the "pearle" cotton - IMHO it's way too soft for tatting, the 2 spools I have are very fuzzy soft. Stick with Cordonnet, either the HH or the DMC
04-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Thanks for the leads. I'll check them out.
05-03-2012, 02:24 AM
I ordered 4 balls of Lizbeth in "natural", looking for cream as well. When it got here, it was 3 different colors! 1 yellowish, one cream, & 2 almost white.... I went with Ecru, even if it isn't cream. Nancy at Be-stitched was very helpful. She sat in the floor in her thread room & pulled out things until we had what I needed, then matched them & sent them to me, free of shipping & everything.
Arcane information: Norma Benporath loved cream. Thought it the perfect color for a d'oyley on a wood surface. She believed it was lighter than ecru. I definitely have seen ecru, but may not have ever seen what you're calling cream.
05-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Cream is a warmer color than Ecru...it has a bit more yellow and less of the light brown look that Ecru has. When you get the two colors together, you can really see the difference.
Aunt Lydia's in Cream
Aunt Lydia's in Ecru.
To me, the cream is a richer look in doilies than the ecru....I agree with Norma on that one!
05-03-2012, 02:44 PM
I just have to say that my lizbeth ecru is (at lest on my screen) the same color as the lydia's cream. *sigh* dye lots *shrugs*. As to the natural on HH site, I'm betting it is just that - the unbleached/dyed cotton stock spun in to thread, which will not have a uniform color.
I may have to try the Lydia stuff.
I had a similar problem. I am not fond of ecru threads in general (though I say that the Lizbeth ecru is nicer than most--it's lighter and not so old lace-looking) and I usually do the work with white thread and then give it a bath in weak tea. Rinse well, block and let dry. But make sure it's WEAK tea and don't let it soak.
05-03-2012, 07:49 PM
The problem with using Tea to dye your work is that tea has acid in it that can weaken your thread over time. Not really a good idea.
06-03-2012, 01:25 PM
Part of a reply from Handy Hands:
We are looking this Fall at doing more of color between natural and Ecru as we
have had a demand for it. This may be too late for what you are doing but
thought I would mention it.
08-03-2012, 12:27 PM
I'm workin in the Ecru right now, & at least from the batch I have, it isn't your normal tann-y, yellow-y ecru. If you can't find what you want, it might just work. I'm using it for a wedding where the decorations are fall colors & champagne, & it's almost too light but it's all we could get that wasn't too tan colored. Now if the rest of you can read this & make sense of it....