I love those variegated multicoloured knitting yarns that change colour as they go. Some times they give you a lovely mixed up design and sometimes you get a large blob of one colour for no apparent reason.
Anyway, I hadn't realised you could get this kind of multicoloured delight in embroidery thread too.
Turns out both Anchor and DMC (that's the brands that our local craft shop stock) have quite a few different colour variations in both stranded and pearl thread.
I couldn't resist and chose one with bright pastels that go nicely with the rug in our living room.
A very plain cream cushion cover then got a makeover with a bit of very simple embroidery.
You can find a much more detailed tutorial on The Pinning Mama here.