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The CARON Collection is a manufacturer of threads for needlepoint, cross stitch, crochet, embroidery, knitting, hardangar, crazy quilting, lacemaking, crafts, and other forms of needlework. We offer hand-dyed variegated threads in two weights of cotton, in silk, and in a 50% wool, 50% silk blend. Our threads provide a distinctive flair that have made them the preferred threads of designers around the world. We also offer solid color threads in hundreds of tantalizing shades and a full line of specialty and novelty threads to compliment our hand dyed variegated thread line. Our charted designs and handpainted needlepoint canvases offer classic elegance and innovative uses for our threads.

Dyed and Gone to Heaven, by The Caron Collection, is an online magazine and resource for needleworkers. We offer you the inspiration of other designers, along with free online classes and patterns to explore the joys and wonders of all kinds of needlework. You’ll find the tools you need to help you develop your creativity and to create your own masterpieces.






The Caron Collection has been the recipient of dozens of awards. Browse through our ARCHIVES for hundreds of resources and free needlework patterns.



New Design by Lois Caron
Chrysanthemums Garden

Chrysanthemums Garden is part of an ongoing project, Pairidaeza (Paradise Garden). The design is charted for canvas or fabric and can be worked on various thread counts. It is stitched with Watercolours, Waterlilies and Soie Cristale, but you are encouraged to experiment with other threads and/or color combinations in our collections to make this design uniquely yours. Check it out along with our other Pattern Booklets.

Republished Feature - Tips You Can Use!
Hints of Counted Cross Stitch

Counted cross stitch is the most popular form of embroidery in the United States today. It's widely accepted because it's easy. and it offers such an exciting array of project design books. Our feature offers new and old stitchers alike some great tips. The feature is Excerpted with permission from "How to Embroider" Vol. IV, published by the National Needlework Association/TNNA and offers diagrammed stitch examples for Cross Stitch, Backstitch and Bullion stitch as well as instructions on how to read stitch charts, starting a thread and more. If you haven't read this feature before, please take a look at Hints on Counted Cross Stitch.

Buillion Stitch

Bullion Stitch


Snow threads

New Novelty Thread Colors
Snow- Metallic Thread

Get your imagination going with 5 new exciting Snow thread colors. Snow is a synthetic metallic thread. It is very easy to work with and in weight is similar to #5 pearl cotton, six strands of floss or one ply of persian wool. White tends to reflect the colors used around it. Although it has lots of sparkle, decorative stitches look well worked with Snow. In addition to two new white colors there is a spectacular black, a minty green and a deep purple. Ask for them at your local shop. Click here to view all Snow colors.

New Updated Caron Collection Color Charts, Alphabetical & Numerical Thread Listings

Print out these convenient PDF files to make it easy to purchase your CARON Collection Threads.


Calling All Designers
and Innovators !

How are you using The CARON Collection threads?
We’ve seen our threads used in many inspiring ways. Have you used our threads in a unique way or for a special project. Email us your photos with a brief description for possible inclusion on our site.

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