New Easter Braid™

There is a new thread in town, offering stitchers, crafters and fiber artists a new way to achieve prismatic color and optical effects in their projects. It's pearl on steroids, pearl hi lustre, Easter grass gone wild…it's color 9032 Easter Braid.

Last year, we introduced translucent Kreinik Easter Grass™ by specific request from one of the most talented and prolific needlepoint designers, Meredith Willet of M's Canvashouse (store) and Elizabeth Turner Designs (needlepoint canvases and finishing). We turned that Easter Grass into this year's new Easter Braid™.

Kreinik Easter Braid™ is a bolder version of our classic 032 Pearl color. It brings to mind the whimsical lightness of soap bubbles and the crystalline color of snow. At once purple, then green, then pink, then dazzles in the light to create a color of depth and dimension, which gives you more visual interest in your handwork or machine embroidery. It’s a pretty pearl—and more.

One of the most versatile colors we've ever created, Easter Braid has the chameleon-quality to pick up color around or beneath it. Use it to intensify color on a painted needlepoint canvas, to blend subtly into colored cross-stitch fabric, or magnify print on quilt cottons. We have already heard that fly tyers are raving about the shimmery color for making irresistible lures. So don't let the name determine the use; it's not just for "Easter" designs. When we handed out samples at the recent TNNA needlearts trade show, needlepoint designers started using it in projects as diverse as winter, Halloween, Christmas, wedding, baby, Easter, and confection-themed designs.

Choose from a variety of thread sizes (thread weights) to match your particular creative technique: needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, weaving, papercrafts, and more. It is available in Kreinik Blending Filament, Very Fine #4 Braid, Fine #8 Braid, Tapestry #12 Braid, Medium #16 Braid, plus 1/8" Ribbon and 1/16" Ribbon.

For more information on Easter Braid and other Kreinik threads, visit your local needlework shop or We posted pictures of the new Easter Braid on our Flickr site,

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