How to rock your Halloween projects

There's only one thing you need to make your Halloween projects more fun: glow-in-the-dark thread. Doesn't matter what your technique is — weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery — you can add this creative element to the delight of everyone. We mean it: people of all ages all over the world love seeing things glow in the dark. Amaze your friends and surprise yourself with how easy it is.

Kreinik makes five glow-in-the-dark colors, and they all carry an "F" (for fluorescent) after the color number: 051F Tangerine, 052F Grapefruit, 053F Lime, 054F Lemon-Lime, 055F Watermelon. Each will glow for about 15 minutes after being exposed to light. To re-activate the glow, simply expose them to light again. They are available in standard sized spools (10 meters to 50 meters) and cones for larger projects (just ask your favorite needlework store to special order). The threads are washable by hand or machine, tumble dry on low or hang to dry.

Here's how:

  1. Pick your level of glow. Kreinik Blending Filament is the thin, add-to-anything-anywhere fiber that is idea for knitting, crochet, and cross stitch. For needlepoint, where you need heavier coverage, choose Fine #8 Braid, Tapestry #12 Braid, Medium #16 Braid (the thread gets heavier as the number goes up), or 1/16" Ribbon. For paper crafts, weaving, or hand embroidery, choose any of the Braids or Ribbons.
  2. Now add them to your design. If doing embroidery, use a needle large enough to accommodate the thread easily and use about 18-inch lengths. If knitting or crocheting, simply work the fiber alongside your main yarn, or use it for duplicate stitching. Need some inspiration? This article offers great ideas:  http://www.mrxstitch.com/ghost-in-the-embroidery-machine/
Free glow-in-the-dark projects:
Have fun with your creative projects by adding glow-in-the-dark threads. Everyone will love the results.

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