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Kreinik Blending Filament

Kreinik - Kreinik Blending Filament

Use Kreinik Blending Filament, by itself or combined with other yarns, to create random highlighting effect in all hand embroidery like cross stitch and needlepoint, plus machine embroidery, crochet, and knitting.  Available on 50 metre (55 yard) spools.

Kreinik Blending Filament

Kreinik Blending Filament, by itself or combined with other yarns, creates a random highlighting effect in all hand embroidery. It’s available on 50 metre (55 yard) spools. 

There are many uses Kreinik Blending Filament. For hand embroidery, the thin quality of Blending Filament allows you to create elements of subtle light reflection. It is often combined with cotton, wool or another thread type, in the same needle, to create a random metallic sparkle.

Adding one or two strands does not add weight to your thread, so you can use the needle size that accommodates the stranded cotton. You can vary the amount of highlight or shimmer you want to add to a design by using one or more strands—use a single strand for the most subtlety or two strands for added effect.

There’s more to Kreinik Blending Filament than just ‘blending’. You can also use it alone to overstitch, bringing a reflective highlight or glow to a particular spot. A single strand of Blending Filament in half-cross stitches for backgrounds on fabric creates a slight texture and subtle shimmer.

Kreinik Blending Filament is hand or machine washable and dry cleanable. Cool water is recommended. Do not use bleach. It can also be tumble-dried on low setting. When ironing a finished piece containing Blending Filament, do not iron directly on the thread; use a cloth, and do not use steam.

Tips on using Kreinik Blending Filament in hand work:

  • Use short lengths of thread-about 45cm (18 inches) or less to maintain the quality of the thread, and reduce tangling. If you are stitching on fabric, use a needle large enough to ‘open’ the hole in the fabric sufficiently and allow the thread(s) to go through more easily; this reduces friction and fraying.
  • If combining Blending Filament with another thread type in a needle, you may wish to moisten the filament together with the other thread with a slightly damp, soft cosmetic sponge. This can help to control both thread types as they work together in your needle.
  • Stitch slowly with Blending Filament to achieve more control and insure uniformity in stitching. And let your needle hang frequently to let the thread untwist and thus reduce knotting.

We are proud to offer Kreinik Blending Filament in Australia. Order online today for delivery throughout Australia.

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