Understanding Kreinik Labels

Kreinik holographic thread

Kreinik makes many kinds of metallic threads. They come in a wide variety of weights and colors. Happily for us, their labeling is standard as is their packaging. All Kreinik metallics come on black spools. Thicker threads come on this spool, which has an end with a slot for holding the thread end. Thinner threads […]

New Needlepoint Products May 2015

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In this second part of our pre-market round-up of new products, you’re sure to find some must-have items. Wellesley Needlepoint and Kathy Schenkel have teamed up for a great series that will make Red Sox lovers rejoice. Six figures, including a hot dog vendor with his cart, make up this set. There is a Fenway […]

Color your own Silk Ribbons

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Have you ever wished you could color your own silk ribbons? I know I have. I really like the look of ribbons when stitched, but often I would prefer 2mm ribbon, which is hard to find. H Gotts on the blog JE Plus has a fantastic post on the incredibly easy method she uses to […]

Running out of Thread? Try these Creative ideas

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Because I stitch from stash, I’m constantly running out of thread. Of course the flip side is that I have way too much of some threads. But we all run into the problem of not having enough thread and not finding the matching dyelot. Sue Dulle has come up with several inventive solutions that’s she’s […]

A Baffling Thread

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Mary Corbet over at Needle n’Thread has a review about the embroidery floss from Aurifil. This floss comes on spools instead of skeins. There are several things about it she found baffling. Read her treview to find out more.