New Japan Thread colors

Introducing five new colors in Kreinik Japan #5, a smooth gimp you couch on fabric or canvas to resemble real metal embroidery. Japan threads are non-tarninshing options to more expensive real metal threads, and look elegant when used in surface design, needlepoint, even crochet. 

The new colors are:
  • 131J Cojo Salmon
  • 132J Larkspur
  • 133J Sunny
  • 134J Glacier
  • 135J Aurora
If using in needlepoint or surface embroidery and you want the Japan thread to be the main focus, couch with a clear monofilament thread, or a coordinating color of Kreinik Cord or Blending Filament. Japan color 134J Glacier, for instance, pairs with Kreinik Cord 032C. Japan color 133J Sunny matches Blending Filament color 091. If you want your couching stitches to be decorative, adding a layer of visual interest, you can couch the new Japan colors with any color of thin thread such as Kreinik Silk Bella, Silk Couching Thread, Cord, Japan #1 or Very Fine #4 Braid. 

If you've never tried couching, it's time to learn this versatile stitch. It enables you to use any fiber on any fabric or canvas because the fiber doesn't have to fit through any holes. Simply lay it on the top of your design, and tack down in side-to-side or decorative stitches. Plunge the ends to the back of your fabric/canvas and secure on the back with tacking stitches or running them beneath other stitches.

Ask your favorite needlework store for the new Japan thread colors, or visit for more information.

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