Long Shades

Long shades is a nineteenth century term for a type of Berlin wool thread, in which the colour gradually changes from light to dark over a long length of the thread.

With the 'long shades' the complete change takes place over a distance of about one metre or more. With 'short shades' the change runs over a distance of less than one metre.

See also the TRC Needles entry on shaded threads or cloth.

Source: CLABBURN, Pamela (1976). The Needleworker’s Dictionary, London: Macmillan London Ltd., p. 162.


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