New Kreinik Metallic Thread Colors

Fresh and cheerful, versatile and useful: the Spring 2016 Kreinik metallic thread color additions are here! Available now in Tapestry #12 Braid size (coming soon in other sizes), meet 5801 Cool Cucumber, 5802 Leap Frog, 5803 Seaside, 5804 Calypso, and 5800 Golden Blackberry. In a metallic finish—whether in home decor, clothing, jewelry, or stitchery—you either want classic and elegant, or bright and fun. The new colors cover all of these.


So how do we go about choosing new thread colors? We listen to designer and stitcher requests, plus examine the line from time to time to see what's missing. In this case, when we reorganized the Kreinik Metallic Color Card in shading order—all the greens together, all the silver shades side by side to better help you select threads for your projects)—we noticed a need for other shades. The two new green colors, for instance, work nicely into the chartreuse families. Use 5801 Cool Cucumber and 5802 Leap Frog for many designs; shades of lime are now standard for tropical, spring, floral, Halloween, and Christmas themes just to name a few.

We are always asked for shades of orange, so the new 5804 Calypso was created to offer a shade less metallic than 027 Orange but still rich in color. The gold-orange variegation in the Braid gives you a little depth and light play in the color, adding a pretty glimmer of shimmer. When it debuted at the TNNA needlework trade show this month, designers were already planning on using it in autumn and Halloween themes. 

The new color 5800 Golden Blackberry also joins our relatively new line of gold color blends. This one features a black-blue-purple-berry. The result is as royal as you can imagine, rich and classy while almost fairy tale in appearance at the same time. We think it also makes a gorgeous night sky color too. Don't you love a thread color that works in so many designs?
One of the main reasons to use a metallic thread in a needlework pattern is to replicate the metallic nature of a real-life object. Water, for example, is naturally shimmery. When you see water, snow, dew, rain etc stitched in a matte cotton or wool thread, your eye knows something is missing. Water motifs just need to be metallic, so for your stitching awesomeness, we proudly present 5803 Seaside, a blue/green/pearl mix. It has a fairy-tale quality as well, so look for places to use it in all kinds of designs.

Enrich your stitchery and perk up your projects with these gorgeous new shades. Ask or visit your favorite needlework resource for the new Kreinik, available now in Tapestry #12 Braid:

5800 Golden Blackberry
5801 Cool Cucumber
5802 Leap Frog
5803 Seaside
5804 Calypso

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