As many of you know, some of Needlepaints colors have been hard to come by in the past few months. Marilyn of Lavender & Lace created a thread substitution list for the Lavender and Orchid ranges with Rainbow Gallery and posted it on her website. These 2 families will no longer be produced so our backordered threads of them are not going to come. The substitution list is not for individual colors but for the family. So you cannot mix 'n match between Needlepaints and the RG colors. It's one or the other.
If you have started a project with Needlepaints you have 2 choices now: 1) rip out the Needlepaints and start over with the Rainbow Gallery colors or 2) try to find a store with stock of the colors you are missing. Since the shortage has been going on for awhile it's going to be a challenge to find some of the colors.
We do carry all of these colors but we can also order them in a package with the family together. If you're interested in that contact us as it's not yet in our online catalog.
There is still inventory of the greens so they are not currently affected by this. Only the Bluish Lavenders and Orchids are gone. Here is the mapping, but for a printable version do go to the Told In A Garden website.
|Needlepaints 2002||Splendor S932|
|Needlepaints 2003||Splendor S1029|
|Needlepaints 2004||Splendor S1030|
|Needlepaints 2005||Splendor S1076|
|Needlepaints 2006||Mandarin M896|
|Needlepaints 2007||Splendor S811|
|Needlepaints 2008||Mandarin M807|
|Needlepaints 2009||Mandarin M851|
|Needlepaints 2010||Mandarin M899|
|Needlepaints 2011||Mandarin M866|