The beautiful bright 9732 Blue Grass and 9132 Lemon Grass have a pearly hue that gives them more color depth than basic metallic threads. These two shades follow in the footsteps of last year’s release, 9032 Easter Grass, which introduced an iridescent thread reminiscent of dichroic glass: the color changes according to the light and neighboring colors. Originally part of Kreinik’s fly fishing line of products, Easter Grass, Lemon Grass, and Blue Grass are summery, youthful and energetic, bringing a pop of color to any design.
“When I saw the raw material we were using in the fly fishing line, I knew we had to braid them for stitchers,” said Kreinik Creative Director Dena Lenham. “The second I stitched with them I fell in love with the cheerful color and the prismatic depth. It’s not your usual metallic finish,” she adds. “It’s more fun.” Colors 9732 Blue Grass and 9132 Lemon Grass are also available in Kreinik Blending Filament.
The second group of color additions came out of designer requests for blends of gold, similar to the way Kreinik Pearl was added to the Gourmet color line to make the Candy Colors.
“Gold is the most popular metallic color,” Dena said. “Here we blended that favorite with spicy red, olive, amber, and plum to create rich, elegant threads. They are inspired by cloisonne of the Byzantine Era, Renaissance period art, and modern world travels.” The romantic, sophisticated colors are 5805 Golden Pimento, 5815 Golden Chardonnay, 5835 Golden Olive, and 5845 Golden Cabernet.
For more information on the six new Kreinik metallic thread colors, visit needlework shops or www.kreinik.com. Look for the six new shades to be added to Kreinik’s 1/16” Ribbon color line later this year.