PASSION - 032 - Watercolours, Wildflowers, Waterlillies, Overdyed Impressions; - by The Caron Collection



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We will be listing our inventory of Watercolours, Wildflowers, Waterlillies, and Overdyed Impressions.

Watercolours is a three-ply pima cotton - It is suggested, on #18 canvas, two plies on #12, 13 or 14 canvas and three plies on #10 count.

Wildflowers is a single strand cotton which is dyed in all the same colors as Watercolours. The weight is between a #8 and #12 pearl cotton in weight - roughly the same as a flower thread. While Watercolours looks similar to a pearl cotton and has a silky sheen, Wildflowers has a matte finish when stitched.
Although the same dye formulas are used on both Watercolours and Wildflowers, the dye may cause a different look on the finished product.
This thread is available in 36-yard, 120-yard and 400-yard skeins. Cutting at the card/knot will yield all one-yard lengths.
For needlepoint use one strand on #24 canvas, two strands on #18, three strands on #16 or 13. For cross stitch use one strand over two threads on #32 -24 count evenweave fabrics. Use one strand over one thread on #18 and 14 count fabrics.
For hardanger, one strand is perfect for wrapped fillings on #22-30 count fabrics. Like Watercolours, use a single strand for most crewel work.

Waterlilies is a twelve-ply silk. Its counterpart in solid colors is called Soie Cristale, which is available through special order. Most of the Waterlilies colors will correspond to the Watercolours and Wildflowers colors.
The strands are divisible and this silk handles well, making it a perfect choice for embroidery on very fine fabrics as well as on larger counts of canvas and fabric. when cutting the skein at the knot, you will get six one-yard lengths. We can also special order Waterlillies in 40-yard and 100-yard skeins. As with any stranded fiber, Waterlilies should be stripped (separate all the strands and put them back together again).
The solid colors are imported and correspond to Soie Cristale silk colors.
Overdyed Impressions comes in 36-yard, 120-yard and 400-yard skeins and, like the other threads, can be cut into one-yard lengths.
One strand works well for most needlepoint stitches on 24-18 count canvas.
For cross stitch worked over two threads, one strand is suitable for 32-18 count fabrics. When doing cross stitch over one thread use 18, 16 or 14-count fabrics, including Aida.

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you have. We do not take returns or exchanges of any fiber products, so we want all our customers to be happy. If there are any questions or concerns that we can address for you on the front end, please let us know, so we can ensure you are happy with your purchase.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Privacy policy

Your personal information is very important. Under no circumstances is your information stored either in an Etsy location or in any location within our business systems outside of the Etsy system. If you have any questions regarding about this, please contact us at any time, we are more than happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is not provided, however packaging notes; all orders are processed daily. To save you money our shipping method listed on Etsy is first class. We do offer priority and next day air saver with UPS. These services are available at increased shipping rates including tracking and feel free to contact us for rates which will vary based upon size of order and location of delivery. We do track all orders up to delivery, and will provide you with a tracking number at the time of shipment so that you can track your package as well. You can also contact us at any time, regarding questions you might have relating to your order or shipping.

Care instructions

All items are wrapped by color in individual bags. As we are aware that individual colors like to "play" with each other during shipment, we have learned that packaging by color individually will ensure that like colors will only "play" with like colors. As such, you may receive 10- bags if you have ordered 10 different colors. This may seem wasteful, however, this is a protective measure, to ensure your products remain safe.

Return Policy-

We would prefer not to take returns- please see the 2 reasons below-

1. with COVID-any product being returned, will not be resold, - (We are sure you want fiber that you knew was not in a COVID home...) so as of this point, any fiber that is returned, is being destroyed.
2. Allergies are also a concern,
Some can be severe, so again, fiber returned from a home with pets-cannot be resold- This may seem extreme, but a reality for many.

If you have any issue or problem with your product purchase, please contact us directly to discuss your issue, we are willing to assist in any way we can.