Kreinik's bead-like thread just got better: Facets™ are now available in a wired version. Popular for replicating the look of beads on needlepoint, cross stitch, crazy quilting and art quilts — without having the mess of beads — this metallic thread adds a unique texture and interest to surface work. It can look whimsical and beady in certain designs, or resemble a Bullion, Frieze, or Jaceron real metal thread in more classical design themes.
Four colors are now available in the new Wired Facets™ version: gold, silver, black and pearl. The wire makes couching more controllable, and give you more creative options. You can create words, shapes, figures, and motifs which will stay in shape as you tack them to your design. Couch using a matching color of Kreinik Cord or Blending Filament, or try a contrasting color for more visual interest. You can also couch Facets™ with Kreinik Silk Bella™ for a beautiful metallic-and-silk design.
"Wait till you see what I am doing with the Facets," said needlepoint designer Jill Rigoli in an email to Kreinik recently, "It really makes the piece." In the photo on this page, Jill gives us a sneak peek at gold Kreinik Facets couched in the Danji Designs painted canvas needlepoint (http://www.danjidesigns.com). She plunged the end to the back of her work, securing with tacking stitches, then couched the Facets™ along the gold painted area in the design. This is just a glimpse at the embellishment possibilities for this unique thread. You can use it in any embroidery, quilting, or needlework project.
Five Facts about Facets™
- Looks like beads.
- Couch it on the surface, rather than stitch in and out of your fabric/canvas.
- Basic version comes in two sizes: Facets™ and Petite Facets™ (half size) in primary colors.
- Now there's a wired version, Wired Facets™, available in gold, silver, pearl and black.
- Hand or machine washable (cool water, on gentle), and dry cleanable.
Just imagine how wonderful it is to get the look of beads in a project without the mess of beads rolling all over your work. No need to stop stitching and string bead after bead; simply couch Kreinik Facets™ or Wired Facets™. Ask your local needlework store for these fun threads, or visit www.kreinik.com for more information.