Threadworx and Needle Necessities

A few weeks ago I ran out of some Needle Necessities thread while I was working on Enchanting Lair’s Love. Unfortunately, Needle Necessities was discontinued a few years ago, but Threadworx arose to take its place.1 The colour names are different, but there are supposed to be near prefect matches between equivalent colourways. Given that I had half a heart stitched, I figured this would be a good time to see if this is actually the case.

Love, designed by Enchanting Lair -- Threadworx and Needle Nessicities used for centre hearts

Love, designed by Enchanting Lair — Threadworx and Needle Necessities used for centre hearts

So, looking at this picture, can you tell me which heart was stitched half with Needle Necessities and half with Threadworx?

It is the one in the bottom left.

Heart comparison

Heart comparison

Ignoring the fact that my stitches aren’t perfect, the heart looks pretty good. You may notice that there is slightly more colour variation in the top part of the heart (stitched with NN), but the colours themselves match fairly well throughout. Changes in the ratio of colours is something I would expect when moving to a new skein of a hand-dyed colour within a brand, so I don’t view that as an issue.

Would I mix Needle Necessities and Threadworx again? Absolutely, assuming I ran out of thread. This is a¬†vanishingly small sample size, but I’m still pleased by the results. If you’d like to learn more about the Needle Necessities to Threadworx conversion, check out this page.

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There are many rumours and a lot of speculation about what when on with regards to Needle Necessities and Threadworx. I’m guessing a lot of us have heard at least a couple of stories. I’d prefer not to spread any (possibly untrue) rumours here.

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3 Responses to Threadworx and Needle Necessities

  1. Kim McCool says:

    Boy, I can’t tell a difference – it blends quite well.

  2. Joanne P says:

    They certainly look close enough to me, I couldn’t pick which heart was different anyway!

  3. Annette - CaliforniaStitcher says:

    Fantastic match! Looks great to me. Oh this is such a pretty design.
    love Annette