Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Puddling" an overdyed thread

For the darker water near the shores and horizon, I am using Dinky Dyes 068. For the lighter water in the middle, I am using Dinky Dyes 020. When puddling, I rarely work an entire row straight across, as that results in stripes. Instead, I might work 10 stitches to the left, then drop down a row and work 5 stitches to the right, then drop down another row and work 15 or 20 stitches to the left. It is a random process, but the size of the puddles of individual colors are dictated by the length of that color on the overdyed thread. Once I've used all the thread of a particular color in the strand up, I move to an adjacent area and work a "puddle" that color in a funky shape. Hope this explanation helps!



  1. Thank you. Your tips on "puddling" were very helpful!

  2. This is just gorgeous! You are doing a fabulous job on this over 1. I can do over 1 but enjoy stitching on 40 ct. over 2 for me. Yours is really beautiful!!

  3. This is beautiful. I only realized this after I had gone too far. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing that technique with us. I'm more interested in using an overdye for the water now that I've seen how yours is turning out.