House of Textile Arts
General information about our colours
Click on the names of the artists for more information about their life and work (German version).
Below this is the Painters Threads color number
You may ask yourself, but who is Inge Meta... (color 130 - no link) I would like to tell you the story behind it, because it has so much to do with my life.
For once, I did not stick to a "well-known" artist, but to a "life artist". A person who has managed to live her life under somewhat difficult living conditions and at the same time to give something positive to many other people. Inge Meta is my mother, who overcame the premature and very sudden death of my father by painting watercolour pictures. Being a widow at 60 years of age may not sound unusual, but it left her with 2 children still living at home and a son still at university. My sister and I could only accompany her from afar, because we were both professionally tied to a place. Besides, after many illnesses and privations, it had finally come so far that my parents wanted and were able to treat themselves to something in life. Yes, life is sometimes difficult to understand!
This is the original image that inspired me to create the colour "IngeMeta".
To ensure that everything is correct, we also issued Inge Meta with a certificate that she had hung up for all to see with justifiable pride.
In 2015, in response to customer demand, we began to develop soft pastels that would complement our vibrant Painters Glory colours. Simply less colour... well, it's not quite that simple with our dyeing technique. And we wanted the pastels to be a bit different from pastel threads of other hand dyers.
We are satisfied with our result and, if we look at the popularity of the pastels, so are our customers... Of course we allow every other manufacturer and hand dyer a lot of sales ... but if you want to work with our Glorys and Pastels, you don't really need anything else...
The pastels are named after landscapes, cities, plants and animals. Depending on what came to mind.
A personal matter - WE are looking for YOU
You love textile design and do not consider needlework to be a dispensable relic from great-grandmother's time. You can imagine to become an entrepeneur in this field. You know that in a small business everybody has to be able to do everything, including business knowledge, marketing, web design, computer skills and much more. You are not tied to a certain place and you like to travel. Your passion burns so strongly in you that the whole problem, which an entrepeneurship in this area brings with itself, elicits an "I want and I can do this" from you? Then click on the button. Maybe you will find here just what you have always been looking for.