Stitchers, check your needle!



If you have a thread that's fraying or misbehaving, the first step is to check your needle. Needle selection matters more than you realize, and can make a stitching project easier or more difficult. Here are three quick tips for needle selection, especially when using metallic threads:

• Use a needle with an eye large enough to accommodate the thread weight. This will reduce thread fraying and enable smoother stitching.

• Also avoid needles with rust or damage as they can damage a thread.

• Look for the Kreinik Needle™, a special needle created to smoother stitching with metallic threads.



Once you have a good needle, it's time to thread it...

Here are two top tips for threading Kreinik metallics: 

Suggested threading technique for Blending Filament, Japan #1 and Cord (the thinnest metallics): Cut about an 20-inch length of thread and fold about 2 inches from one end to create a loop. Insert the loop through the eye of the needle and pull the loop over the point of the needle to "lock" in place. This will keep the thin thread from slipping off as you stitch. (BELOW)



Suggested threading technique for Braids, Ribbons and other Kreinik metallics: Cut a small strip of paper and fold in half. Place the fold through the eye of the needle and open the two ends to insert the thread in between. Gently pull the paper through so the thread is brought along. (BELOW)





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Kreinik 2018 Holiday Schedule



The Kreinik factory, outlet and offices will be closed November 22 and 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No threads will be made or shipped during that time. In addition, we will be closed the week of Christmas—starting December 21—and reopening January 2, 2019, so that our staff can spend the holidays with their loved ones.

CLOSED NOVEMBER 22, 23
CLOSED DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 1


Hope you have the happiest of holidays!

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Don't believe this rumor

We've been hearing rumors that Kreinik is discontinuing the metallic thread color 5760 Marshmallow. It's not true! Trust us, we're Kreinik.

This gorgeous color isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's being used all over the world right now, as it's perfect in Christmas and winter-themed designs. We are making more at this very moment.

If you don't have it in your stitching stash, get some! It's a brighter white than our standard 032 Pearl, with the most subtle metallic sheen. Plus the material is soft to stitch with and lays beautifully in stitches. It comes in Kreinik Braid and Ribbon sizes.

When you hear rumors about discontinued colors, please contact us first! Email info@kreinik.com or call 1-800-537-2166.

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Visiting a fabulous Dallas needlework shop


Love stitching? Love Kreinik? Then put this needlework shop on your map: Needlepoint This in Dallas, Texas. It has racks and racks and racks of Kreinik threads. You will find lots of other good needlework stuff too, including classes, canvases, accessories, and great staff. Did we mention the Kreinik thread selection? They carry Kreinik for cross stitch, needlepoint, crazy quilting, embroidery...






We visited the shop in September and got to peek in on a class taught by JP Sligh of Labors Of Love needlepoint designs. We shopped through the Christmas needlepoint canvases, and picked out the threads most used in cross stitch. Get some embroidery scissors, some needle magnets...just about anything you'd need and want. 





Check out Needlepoint This








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Vote for Kreinik!


If you love Kreinik threads, we'd like your vote! We are nominated in the cross stitch category of the British Craft Awards. Vote here: www.britishcraftawards.com



Thank you for your support! We love making threads for you to make your creative ideas come to life. Feel free to share comments or questions with us at any time via our blog here, email info@kreinik.com, or our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).


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Threadworx is making this Kreinik thread even better


The hand-dyed specialty thread company called Threadworx out of California has been transforming Kreinik's metallic Braids into variegated wonders for years. Now they are hand-dyeing Kreinik's fuzzy metallic threads, Micro Ice Chenille, in the most gorgeous colors.


Take a look at the photos and pick your favorite...we can't because we love them all. With names like Galactic Night, Seaweed, White Crystal and Ghost Gray, we're coming up with ideas already.



Micro Ice Chenille is one of Kreinik's fly fishing fibers, a staple for forming bodies on various fly fishing lures. Once needleworkers saw it, they knew it would make fun effects in embroidery, needlepoint, and cross stitch and it has been gaining popularity ever since.



You want to couch this thread in your needlework designs, rather than stitch in and out of the fabric with it. Simply couch with a matching color of Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid, or have fun couching it with any thin metallic or non-metallic thread. You may create one-of-a-kind fiber art with your color combinations.


You can also crochet with Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille (makes great mini wreaths). Use it along with Kreinik Facets and the Kreinik Custom Corder to make trim—the Facets add the look of beads. So many applications for this fun thread, just get a few of your favorite colors and start experimenting.


For more Threadworx information

Threadworx fibers are sold in needlework stores. Visit their website for more information. For the original line-up of Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille colors, visit the Kreinik website.




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Meet the newest Kreinik color Sea Glass


By designer demand (aka, Associated Talents!) this gorgeous blue-green metallic thread color is debuting at Kreinik. Meet 096 Sea Glass, and we are making it 'round the clock right now.

We are making it in Fine #8 Braid first, which will be followed by production in your other favorite Kreinik metallic thread sizes: Tapestry #12 Braid, Very Fine #4 Braid, Medium #16 Braid, and 1/16" Ribbon. Give us a few months for full production, as we actually do make our own threads, but look for the new colors in needlework stores starting now. Retailers who attended the Destination Dallas trade show were first on the list. Help us spread the word now to other retailers and stitchers that there's a gorgeous new metallic color from Kreinik.

Speaking of Destination Dallas, the wholesale needlepoint trade show held in September of every year: we held the new color next to painted canvas designs and found it matches perfectly to something in just about every design line. Don at Associated Talents knew what we all needed when he suggested this color. Now we wonder how we ever lived this long without it!

A big thank-you to Needlepoint In Paradise in Florida who came up with the winning name.

Welcome Kreinik color 096 Sea Glass to your needlework fiber stash.


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