Sunday, 24 June 2012

BJ's Colourways - An Aladdin's Cave of Colour


BJ’S COLOURWAYS & COLLECTIBLES

AN ALADDIN’S CAVE OF COLOUR AND VARIETY

Having enjoyed working with all sorts of Fibrearts for most of my life, opening BJ’s Colourways & Collectibles is the fruition of a dream 30 years in the making. Invercargill is certainly a place where dreams can come true.

The business has grown way beyond the initial vision, with many products being imported then dyed for your enjoyment as you use them.  My vision is to have a variety of products not readily  available anywhere else for the adventurous embroiderer, knitter, felter and all Fibre Artists.  Because most of my products are hand dyed, I am able to dye colours for all your projects.

I like to be able to help you learn new skills, and give you ideas for using new products, so you can create something individual, even if you have followed a pattern, but have used different threads or colours.

What treasures you will discover on a visit to BJ’s Colourways at 21 Price Street, Invercargill.  We are easy to find – first on the left off the North Road, behind Nichol’s Garden World, open 9am – 5pm

Some of those treasures are many colours in unique hand dyed:    

v  Colourful Rayon Threads in several  types, including Edmar Threads for Brazilian Embroidery          

v  A large variety of Silk threads - so easy  to use.

v  Tencel Threads in various weights.

v  Cottons and Fine Wools for Embroidery

v  Rayon Gimps and Nylon Ribbons which are a tube that can have a thread inserted to make cords

v  Hand dyed Lace Motifs

v  Silk Ribbons – 2mm, 4mm, 7mm & 13 mm

v  Silk Cocoons, Silk Rods, Sari Silk Yarns, Sari Silk Fabric Strips

v  Silk Fabrics to embroider on and Rayon Velvet all hand dyed in lovely rich colours

v  Ombre and Wire Edged Ribbons are a new product



And don’t forget the hand dyed Knitting Wools, and Merino for Felting


Autumn Vine on a Wall
Patchwork Silk fabric background
Sari Silk Ribbons as vines
Organza Fabric Embroidered with Rayon Threads for leaves
Mounted on a Painted Canvas