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Each Kreinik colour comes in up to 8 different versions of braid, ribbon and cords. Most of these colours are also sold as blending filament. Each Colour has a drop down menu with all the styles available in that colour.
Use the Search bar at the top of the page to find a particular colour or browse our selection here, organized by colour number.
Tips on using Kreinik Braids in hand work:
Use short lengths of thread-about 45cm (18 inches) or less-to avoid excessive abrasion when pulling the thread through the ground fabric or canvas. The more we pull a strand through fabric or canvas, the more 'wear' it causes on the thread. Using shorter lengths will maintain the quality of the thread, plus reduce tangling as shorter lengths are easier to control (less knotting!).
If you are stitching on fabric rather than Aida/Linen, use a needle large enough to 'open' the hole in the fabric sufficiently and allow the thread to go through more easily.
Threading Technique for Kreinik Braids
For a quick-and-easy, take-anywhere threading technique, cut a small strip of paper and fold in half. Place the fold through the eye of the needle and open the two ends to insert the thread in between. Gently pull the paper through so the thread is brought with it
You may wish to moisten the braid with a slightly damp sponge, or moisture from your own hands after rubbing them together, to help relax the thread and thus reduce twisting and knotting.
The way a needle is twisted during stitching, combined with the twist of the thread, can cause any thread to twist on itself. Stitch slowly for greater control, and let your needle hang frequently to let the thread untwist.
Stitch using the 'stab' method rather than the 'hand sewing' method to reduce tangling, working your stitches in two movements: up vertically then down vertically through the fabric.