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Due to the special painters coloring technique. which is used exclusively by House of Textile Arts for embroidery threads, the dye lots of the Painters Threads vary in color frequently and surprisingly. The threads and fabrics are dyed individually, each dyeing gives a different picture, every single part is individual. The embroidered areas show a wonderfully subtle and continuous blend of Painters Colors. no repeating pattern. This makes every project absolutely unique! All 40 colors harmonize uniquely with one another. Due to the mentioned dyeing technique and different screen outputs, the illustration can also differ greatly from the product delivered. The color card is only for general orientation about the basic colors contained in the respective color. You can find more information about hand-dyeing in the Painters Secrets . You can find color cards here download

Care instructions

do not wash cold or lukewarm
⇒TIP: wash in the washing machine at 40 °

do not iron with steam


Do not leave folded up when damp. Spread the work out on a thick towel and dry it as soon as possible.

If a thread bleeds rinse under cold running water: right away (as an exception the water must be cold), ideally with the hand shower. Repeat this process with slowly warming water until the color is completely washed out. Wash off with a very gentle detergent. A shampoo or curd soap are most suitable for this.

INFO: As with all hand-dyed products, color fastness cannot be guaranteed.

Painters Glory

Click on the artist’s name or on the picture for more information about their life and work.

Below is the Painters Threads color number

Please note: the colors shown are snapshots! (so)

August Mack

101 Quirk

Wassily 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 hoppers

Jacob Lawrence

114 Lawrence

Grandma Moses

115 Grandma Moses

Auguste Renoir

116 Renoir

Mary Cassatt

118 MaryC

Gabriele Munter

119 Gabrielle

Paul Cézanne

121 Cézanne

William Turner

124 gymnasts

Henri Matisse

125 Matisse

Ludwig Kirchner

126 Kirchner

Franz Marc

128 Marc

Inge Meta Zimber

130 IngeMeta

You’re probably wondering, but who is Inge Meta… (color 130 – no link) I’d like to tell you the story behind it because it has so much to do with my life.

For once, I didn’t stick to a “well-known” artist, but to a “life artist”. A person who managed to live her life under somewhat difficult living conditions and at the same time gave many other people something positive to take with them. Inge Meta is my mother who overcame the premature and very sudden death of my father by painting watercolors.

Becoming a widow at age 60 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 both had local jobs. In addition, after many illnesses and hardships, my parents finally 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 it was only very dark colors like black and dark red. But soon her spirit returned and the pictures kept getting brighter and brighter and full of life. Each of her 5 children was allowed to choose a picture. I immediately chose one that reminded me of a door that led to a bright world full of color.

From the first moment I wanted to capture these colors for a new creation in our line. Because there were so many colors in the image, including those that the textbook says shouldn’t be mixed together, it took me 2 years to develop the final result to my satisfaction.

In 2015 my mother turned 85 and I gave her “her color” and a certificate. So that your courage and zest for life spread from this color to many who use it in a project. And it works, IngeMeta is one of our best selling colors… and that, although it is also the “most unreliable” color, because I never know how the 8 colors will mix with each other… just like in real life…

Unfortunately, Inge Meta suddenly went to the other world in September 2019. It is not only because of this color that many of us will always have vivid and colorful memories.

This is the original image that inspired me to paint “IngeMeta”.

So that everything is correct, we also issued Inge Meta a certificate that she proudly hung up for everyone to see.

Painters Pastels

In 2015, following popular customer requests, we began developing soft pastel tones that would complement our vibrant Painters Glory colours. Quite simply less color… well, it’s not quite that simple with our dyeing technique. And we wanted the pastels to be a bit different from the pastel-colored yarns of other hand dyers.

We are happy with our result and judging by the popularity of the pastels, so are our customers… Of course, we don’t begrudge any other manufacturer or hand dyer a lot of sales… but if you want to work with our Glorys and Pastels, you really don’t need anything else…

The pastels are named after regions, cities, plants and animals. Depending on what came to mind.


P001 Iceland


P002 Aruba


P003 Riesling


P004 Pomelo


P005 Suricata


P006 Peonies


P007 Agave

Koala bear

P008 Koala


P009 Longan


P010 Syringa

Have fun and lots of ideas when designing textiles!

If you have any questions about a material, a technique or a course, send us an e-mail or browse through the seminars of the International School for Textile Arts or the information on the pages of the German Embroidery Guild .