New 1/4" Ribbon colors

Kreinik's newest metallic ribbon size has expanded by designers' requests with the addition of 002J Japan Gold, 001J Japan Silver, 321J Dark Japan Gold, and 021C Copper Cord colors. These are the classic embroidery colors most often used to resemble real metal thread work.

Couch this ribbon for surface design, needlepoint, and other techniques, on fabric, canvas, or Congress Cloth. You can also spread the ribbon to create a "gauze-like" effect (see photos), then add beads or paillettes in the open areas. Due to the way we make the ribbon, with intertwining, braided fibers, it is flexible, strong, but also soft.

This new ribbon size makes three options now for using a flat metallic in your projects:
Kreinik 1/16", 1/8" and 1/4". Each size has benefits and uses:
  • 1/16" Ribbon gives perfect coverage in needlepoint stitches on 18-mesh canvas, and it's used in crazy quilting and surface embroidery (like bug wings)
  • 1/8" Ribbon has been a staple for years as an ideal weight for plastic canvas embroidery, but it's also used in crazy quilting, surface embroidery (couched, and used in special stitches). In needlepoint, use it on 14-mesh canvas.
  • 1/4" Ribbon can be couched on any fabric or canvas, used in special stitches (use a large-eye needle), or twisted using the Kreinik Custom Corder for a weightier trim.
Ask your local needlework store for the new Kreinik 1/4" Ribbon, or visit

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