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Short Shades

Short shades are a nineteenth century term for a type of Berlin wool thread, in which the same colour changes from light to dark over a distance of less than a metre.

See also the TRC Needles entries on long shades and shaded threads or cloth.

Source: CLABBURN, Pamela (1976). The Needleworker’s Dictionary, London: Macmillan London Ltd., p. 242.


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