I have been pondering this question today as I finished wrapping and tying my latest batch of floss to dye.
I myself prefer the soft mix of colors as in Harvest or Siren Song.
Something that gives an all over feel of the mixture. I wonder how many of you feel the same? This is something I haven't really found in floss before, and since I started making it I want every color variation my mind can think up. I love how it goes down.
Such as in this example. I dyed this thread and one other specifically for this project. This piece is using Rainy Day mixed with a dark chocolate brown to give it a darker tone. I love the play of colors in this section. Something that would be very difficult to achieve with solid color floss.
I know that many people love the popular variegated threads that go from one color to another, therefore creating a bit of a pattern. I like these also.
My favorite one so far that I have created is the Rainbow one. Such a fun floss to use! Here I can take one thread and satin stitch a rainbow. I love the convenience of not needing to switch out threads to achieve that look.
So what do you look for in a hand dyed floss? What's your top priority? What do you use your floss for? I'm very curious to learn other peoples outlooks on this. If it something I am going to devote time to, I would like to help fulfill peoples needs in doing so. I know my thread box has benefited from it! *grin*