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Painters Colors

Picture above: my first quilt...a color chart of our first 28 colors of the Painters Glory. Made with a lot of patience, a bit of scolding and the professional help (via Skype...) of our American "saleswoman" and friend Jane Garrison from threadnuts.

General information about our colours

Due to the special Painters dyeing technique. which is used exclusively by us for threads, the dye lots vary frequently and surprisingly. The threads and fabrics are dyed individually, each dyeing results in a different picture, each piece is individual. The stitched areas show a wonderfully subtle and continuous melange of colours. No repetitive pattern. This makes every project absolutely unique! All 40 colours harmonize uniquely with each other. The illustration can also deviate considerably from the delivered product due to the mentioned dyeing technique and different screen outputs. The colour chart is only for general orientation about the basic colours contained in the respective colour. More information about hand dyeing can be found in the Painters Secrets. You can download colour charts here download

Care instructions

do not wash cold or lukewarm ⇒TIPP: wash in the washing machine at 40° C do not steam iron Care Do not leave folded up when damp. Place the work spread out on a thick towel and dry as quickly as possible. In case a thread colour bleeds: immediately rinse under cold running water (exceptionally the water must be cold), preferably with a hand shower. Repeat this process with water that slowly gets warmer until the paint is completely washed out. Rinse with a very gentle detergent. Shampoo or curd soap are most suitable for this. INFO: As with all hand-dyed products, colour fastness cannot be guaranteed.

Painters Glory

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

August Macke

101 quirk

Vasily Kandinsky

102 Kandinsky

Paul Klee

103 Clover

Claude Monet

104 monet

Paul Gauguin

105 Gauguin

Gustav Klimt

106 Klimt

Vincent Van Gogh

107 VanGogh

Henri Rousseau

108 Rousseau

Pablo Picasso

109 Picasso

Marc Chagall

110 Chagall

Frida Kahlo

111 Frida

Georgia O'Keefe

112 Georgia

Edward Hopper

113 Hopper

Jacob Lawrence

114 Lawrence

Grandma Moses

115 GrandmaMoses

Auguste Renoir

116 Renoir

Mary Cassatt

118 MaryC

Gabriele Münter

119 Gabriele

Francois Boucher

120 Boucher

Paul Cezanne

121 Cezanne

William Turner

124 gymnasts

Henri Matisse

125 Matisse

Ludwig Kirchner

126 Kirchner

Franz Marc

128 Marc

Inge Meta Zimber

130 IngeMeta

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!

So she started to paint and in the beginning there were only very dark colours like black and dark red. But soon her spirit of life came back and the paintings became brighter and brighter and full of life. Each of her 5 children was allowed to choose one picture. I immediately chose one that reminded me of a door that led into a bright world full of colours. From the first moment I wanted to catch these colours for a new creation in our line. Since there were so many colours in the picture, even those that the textbook says are better not to be mixed, it took me 2 years to develop the final result to my satisfaction. In 2015 my mother became 85 years old and I gave her "her colour" and a certificate. So that her courage and joy of life will jump over to many who use it in a project from this colour. And it works, IngeMeta is one of our best selling colors...., even though it is also the most "unreliable" color, because I never know how the 8 colors will mix together... just like in real life...
Unfortunately, Inge Meta has suddenly gone to the other world in September 2019. Not only because of this colour she will always remain in vivid and colourful memories for many of us.


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.

Painters Pastels

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. 


P001 Iceland


P002 Aruba


P003 Riesling


P004 Pomelo


P005 Suricata


P006 Peony


P007 Agave


P008 Koala


P009 Longan


P010 Syringa

Have fun and lots of ideas for textile design!

If you have questions about a material, a technique or courses, write us a E-mail or leaf through the seminars of International School for Textile Arts or the information on the pages of the German Embroiderer's Guild.

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