Dye lot change coming to Kreinik metallic thread color 015

Plan accordingly! Kreinik color 015 Chartreuse is going to have a slight change in dye lot during the next production run in 2020. If you are mid project, make sure you have enough of the current dye lot.  

A few things you can do to find old spools:

  1. Contact needlework shops to see if they have old stock
  2. Contact stitchers through Reddit, Facebook groups or other social media to see if they have an old spool and are willing to part with it or swap for something

Speaking of dye lots...

We have had a flurry of stitchers calling in a panic lately, mid project, looking for old dye lots. Sometimes we can find an old spool, but more often than not, we can't match it. Always, always, always make sure you have enough of a current dye lot — in any thread, yarn or even fabric — when you start your project. 

This is especially important if you:

  • purchase needlework threads from a discount store or second-hand store
  • inherit someone's stitching stash
  • purchase from a shop going out of business or other clearance sale
  • buy needlework supplies from an estate sale
All manufacturers try to keep dye lots as close as possible, but sometimes it's inevitable. Minimize any stress by making sure you have enough to finish your project. 


Your chance to see Kreinik in person in 2020

Here is our tentative 2020 show and class schedule. More events and dates will be announced, so check back often. We hope to see you in person and share our passion for gorgeous, colorful, fun fibers! 

  • JANUARY 10: Doug Kreinik Threads Talk in Richmond, VA
  • JANUARY 11-12: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, Doswell VA
  • FEBRUARY 15: Doug Kreinik Threads Talk at Stitch Stash Rehoboth Beach
  • FEBRUARY 22: Doug Kreinik Threads Talk at Hillside Needlepoint
  • MARCH 6-8: Nashville Needlework Market trade show  
  • MARCH 20-23: Orlando Needlepoint Market trade show
  • APRIL 16-19: Chicago Miniature Show
  • APRIL 29: Doug Kreinik Threads Talk at The Needlepointer in Everett, WA
  • MAY 16: Doug Kreinik Threads Talk at The Village Sampler in St. Albans, WV
  • JUNE 27-JULY 5: closed for summer break
  • SEPTEMBER: Destination Dallas needlepoint trade show
  • OCTOBER 1-3: Kreinik Factory Outlet Store Tent Sale
  • OCTOBER 5-10: Fly fishing trade show in Denver
  • OCTOBER 21: Doug Kreinik Thread Talk at Needlepoint Clubhouse, Kirkwood, MO
  • DECEMBER 24: Closed for holiday break (dec 24-Jan 3)


Kreinik's 2019 holiday hours

The Kreinik factory, outlet and offices will be closed December 22, 2019 through January 1, 2020 so that our staff can spend the holidays with their family and friends. No threads will be made or shipped during that time. We recommend stocking up now so you won't run short on your favorite fibers. 


Top 3 embroidery scissors to give a stitcher this Christmas

Looking for a Christmas present for a stitcher? Pick any of these Italian scissors and they will be ecstatic! Each available in standard or serrated blades (which are good for cutting metallics).

X305 Premax® red handle 3.5" embroidery scissor. (ABOVE) This gorgeous color is only part of the quality here; the 'soft-touch' coating makes them non-slip.

X302CS Premax® 3 3/4" Curved Embroidery Scissors. (ABOVE) The red "eye" is part of the patented ring-lock system which means they will never loosen. Curved blades mean you can get closer to your stitching area, even when your work is in a hoop or frame.

X370LS Premax® 3 1/2" Left Hand Embroidery Scissors. (ABOVE) Every leftie needs a pair of scissors made just for them.

There are so many good scissors in the Premax® line, all made in Italy. Look for tiny embroidery scissors to fit in your travel case, large finger-hole scissors, double curved scissors (great for machine sewing), and more. Ask your favorite needlework shop for these terrific gifts, or visit http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Premax-R-Scissors/


New Kreinik Celadon color

We are so excited to introduce our new metallic color 5730 Celadon. This color was created by a group of designers who wanted a soft sage green to match popular needlepoint painted canvases. Of course, it's not just for needlepoint. Use it in cross stitch, embroidery, fiber art, mixed media, anywhere!

The new color comes in these Kreinik sizes:

  • Very Fine #4 Braid
  • Fine #8 Braid
  • Tapestry #12 Braid
  • Medium #16 Braid
  • 1/16" Ribbon
Choose the Kreinik thread size  based on what technique you're doing, what stitches you're doing, what fabric or canvas size you're working on, etc. For more educational info on Kreinik threads, visit http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Metallic-Thread-c-497/


New Kreinik metallic ribbon colors

Kreinik 1/16" 'Ribbon now comes in more colors! This thread is popular for needlepoint, embroidery, crazy quilting, and other fiber arts. The new colors are:

  • 016L Olive Moss
  • 9591 Buttercup
  • 9592 Peony
  • 9593 Wisteria
  • 9594 Bluebonnet

These colors also come in our Braid sizes. Check your favorite needlework store or www.kreinik.com to order.


Make 2020 your year of beauty and inspiration with this calendar

The 2020 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available, and it's an easy way to grace your refrigerator, craft room, or office space with beautiful needlework. 

Popular cross stitch designer Pam Kellogg is a long-time crazy quilter as well. She owns and publishes Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine which is devoted entirely to the art of contemporary crazy quilting and textile art. It's published four times a year and to go along with that, she publishes a yearly Crazy Quilt Calendar. "Although the calendar isn't cross stitch," Pam says, "it's a beautiful publication perfect for anyone who enjoys any type of needlework or quilting." We agree! It also makes a lovely Christmas present for any quilter or needleworker in your life. 

Pam has designed free cross stitch patterns for Kreinik over the years, and often uses our sparkly threads in her crazy quilt designs featured on her blog. Metallics have long been used in both needlework techniques to offer light, texture, dimension...to make a design more visually appealing and interesting. The 2020 calendar features Kreinik in several of the designs. Take a close look at the photos and be inspired to try different threads and stitches to liven up your own embroidery designs.

A quick interview with this inspiring designer

Q: Did you use any Kreinik threads in the projects?

A: Yes, I adore Kreinik threads!  The large roses on the cover design is done in Broiderie Purse. It's outlined entirely in Kreinik #8 Braid using the chain stitch. Some of the other designs include #4 or #8 Braids as well.
Q: Which Kreinik threads are your favorites for crazy quilting?
A: My favorites are #4 and #8 Braids but I also enjoy using the ribbons.  And I always use Blending Filament for spider webs. They're fine and delicate like a real spider web and give a hint of sparkle. They make the web look like there's dew on it!
Q: How did you get into crazy quilting?
A: I started in 2000 when a friend of mine sent me a magazine that featured some contemporary crazy quilt blocks. I was so taken with it and immediately saw how I could include some cross stitch and charted work into crazy quilt pieces. I had no idea what I was doing when I started. But as with anything, the more I did it, the more it all made sense to me. I was never good at "free handing" my fancy stitches so I started using waste canvas and my own charted borders to create my seam treatments. This gave me perfectly spaced stitches every time! I've put 3 books together on using waste canvas for seam treatments.

What I enjoy most about crazy quilting is the freedom to use every needlework technique that I know how to do! There are no limits and since I have an affinity for anything sparkly and glittery, it's the perfect canvas for Kreinik metallic threads and lots of beads, sequins, vintage jewelry pieces and anything else I can sew on!

Q: How can people purchase the 2020 Crazy Quilt Calendar?
Q:. How can people purchase your cross stitch designs?
 A: My cross stitch designs are available in many needlework retail stores as well as at the above links. Both professionally printed pattern leaflets as well as Instant Digtial PDF Download files.


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