Kreinik Mfg. Co. Inc. produces a variety of beautiful embroidery silk and metallic threads. As you know, all that glitters is gold to me so I naturally gravitate to anything that sparkles and Kreinik threads are at the top of my sparkly thread favorites!
Kreinik offers metallic threads in a variety of sizes including #4 and #8 Braids which are excellent for Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments however, for spider webs, my thread of choice is Blending Filament.
Blending Filaments are intended for blending with other threads such as 6 strand embroidery floss. 1 or 2 strands of Blending Filament added to a couple of strands of embroidery floss will certainly add glitter and sparkle to any cross stitch project!
A single strand of Blending Filament, used alone for a spider web on a crazy quilt will most definitely give the look of realism since the thread is so fine.
- These are very delicate, thin threads so gentleness and patience is a must.
- Use a needle with a large enough eye. Getting a strand of this thread through the eye of a tiny needle is impossible.
- Use a length of only 12 - 15 inches and keep a long tail. Without a long tail, it will keep sliding out of the needle. You can also try a slip knot and tie it to the eye of the needle however, I don't care for this option. Once that knot is on the needle, it's difficult to remove.
- Be gentle with it. Blending Filament breaks very easily so don't tug on it too much.
Kreinik Blending Filaments are very affordable and come in huge variety of colors. Be sure to visit Kreinik's website to see what they offer!