cotton tied gradients to color your world!

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Announcement    Beautiful cotton-tied gradients that range from pastels to vibrant, sometimes in unexpected combinations. There are so many ways a colorway can be wound up it is impossible to create them all. Don't see exactly what you want? Send me a custom request and I will work with you to create something just for you!

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2022

Beautiful cotton-tied gradients that range from pastels to vibrant, sometimes in unexpected combinations. There are so many ways a colorway can be wound up it is impossible to create them all. Don't see exactly what you want? Send me a custom request and I will work with you to create something just for you!

Join my group on Ravelry: Bre-Aly Threads ( and post your finished projects made with my cotton gradients



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Brenda Sands

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About BreAlyThreads

Sales 2,790
On Etsy since 2007

I started out on Ebay in 2004 selling my hand-dyed threads until a newcomer came along (Etsy) that looked like a better option for selling craft related items. My daughter Alyssa helped me when I first started dyeing, thus Bre-Aly Threads was born.

I opened my Etsy shop in late 2007 selling hand-dyed crochet thread. After several years of dyeing, I just did not have the time (or space) to continue dyeing and looked for other ways to offer a craft medium. In 2012 I began offering gradient tied cotton.

The base threads I use are already dyed and I am able to reorder the 81 colors I use when needed. This allows me to recreate many of the colorways I offer and I don't have the extra time involved with dyeing cotton (it's a process...let me tell ya!). Occasionally I offer some limited colorways that incorporate threads and colors that I am not able to reorder. This will be marked as Limited when they are listed. Most times, once they are sold out, I am not able to offer them again.

I offer a limited selection of beads in my shop to add that extra "bling" to your project.

If you have any questions, send me a message. I will be happy to answer and/or help with custom colorways.


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Last updated on May 9, 2022
I offer beautiful thread and yarn to use for crocheting, knitting or whatever creative outlet you can think of.

My Gradient Tied Cotton yarn is not hand-dyed, rather the base yarn comes to me already dyed and I tie them together to create a gradient effect. It is a wonderful alternative for those who have sensitivity to animal fibers.

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Updated: 7/29/2020

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Cancellations: accepted

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Your items will ship within 1-3 business days of receipt of cleared payment.

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I have no control over how these are calculated and I do not receive the funds collected for sales tax for the states listed above. The funds are collected, kept and paid to the appropriate states by Etsy.


Etsy has the statement "VAT included (where applicable)" shown on all listings seen by buyers outside of the US and Canada. As a US seller it is ILLEGAL for me to charge VAT. Please be aware that if any taxes or VAT fees are due they will be charged to you at time of delivery. (Yes, I know this is a repeat, but I figure I will put it in both Payment and Shipping information so that it is not missed!)

I use calculated shipping rates to charge the correct postage for both domestic and international orders. If you feel it has miscalculated, please let me know and I will check into it.

U.S.A. - USPS First Class; Delivery Confirmation will be provided.

CANADA / ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL - USPS First Class International;Delivery confirmation is provided for shipments when available (this depends on the Postal Service). Items CANNOT be designated as gifts. Customer responsible for any related customs fees.

SHIPPING UPGRADES - If you would like to upgrade your shipping to a faster method, please send me a message prior to purchase so shipping costs and methods can be reviewed and mutually agreed upon before finalizing the transaction.

All items will ship within 1-3 business days of receipt of cleared payment.

Additional policies and FAQs

If you have any questions about my shop or items, please contact me. I try to respond as quickly as possible. I work M-F at my regular job from 8:30-5:30pm(EST) and may not be able to respond as quickly during those times.

I am happy to send out 3-yard samples upon request if you would like to see certain colors or thread types before you purchase.

I do accept requests/suggestions for custom colorways and have listings set up for standard 100g/133g balls of Gradient Tied Cotton, Gradient Speckle and Incremental Gradient Speckle. I enjoy experimenting, I enjoy working with others to create beautiful color combos. As long as you don't need something quickly (I work full time and I do this evenings and weekends) and you have a sense of humor...I am pretty easy to work with.

Wholesale is available for yarn shops, with a minimum purchase and adequate time to process the order required. If interested, please contact me at brenda(at) to receive information.


This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to contact me directly to provide additional personal information to complete your custom order.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Brenda Schmidt/Bre-Aly Threads, LLC, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at brenda [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Bre-Aly Threads, 5920 Branden Hill Ln, Buford, GA 30518, USA
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between GT/GS/IGS?

3 strands held together changing one strand of color out at regular intervals to create a gradient effect. The colorway begins with a a solid run of a color (all 3 strands are the same color) and ends with a solid run of a color.

4 strands held together changing one strand out at regular intervals to create a gradient effect; no solid runs of any color. The worked up colorway fabric takes on a tweed or speckle effect and offers a less harsh transition between color changes.

Same as GS except one strand of color changes out at increasing intervals to create a more equal gradient effect in triangle/crescent shape patterns where each row gets longer.

Care instructions

For your finished piece, I recommend a light soaking in a gentle detergent or soak made especially for delicate items. Items can be blocked.
As with any fiber, it is important to test if you are concerned with the color bleeding after you make your item. Test a small swatch and see how it reacts.
Red and darker colors are always at risk for bleeding, so I encourage you to test any fiber I sell if this is a concern.

4-PLY AVAILABILITY (20/2 base) *discontinued as of 6/15/18*

Beginning June 15, 2018 these will no longer be offered as custom options in my shop due to moving and having smaller studio space. If/when I am able to get into a larger studio, I will consider offering these again at that time. All remaining pre-wound inventory will be available in the shop until it sells out.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale is available to yarn shops with a minimum purchase requirement. Please contact me to get details.