All this year I have used Caron's "Wildflowers" thread as a major component to each piece I've punched. Recently, I was wandering around my local needlework shop and realized that Caron makes two other threads -- "Waterlilies" and "Watercolours" and they come in the same color combinations as that of the "Wildflowers" thread.
"Waterlilies" is 12 ply silk thread - a bit pricey but who can resist? This thread comes from Italy but is handpainted in the US. "Watercolours" thread is 3 ply pima cotton, also handpainted. My beloved "Wildflowers" is hand-dyed cotton.
I love the fact that because they are each a different texture and hue I can use the same color name but achieve subtle effects.
Just looking at these laying here on my worktable makes my fingers itch to get creating.
"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question." - e. e. cummings