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by Jejeabaredes » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:28 am

Hi i just want to ask about my thread instructions on my crosstich. It says DMC/kreinik for example, blanc/032. What thread should i use? Should i combine the dmc and kreinik?
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Re: Dmc/kreinik

by Serinde » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:18 am

Welcome to the forum from the West of Scotland! :wave:

Ah, yes, Kreinik 032, which is a pearl metallic. Which variation of 032 are you using -- blending filament or #4 very fine braid?

It would seem that you are being asked to combine your white thread with the metallic -- two threads in the needle -- which is very common and leads to a very subtle sparkly result. If you have never stitched this way, there are tricks! (stop you from being driven mad).
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Re: Dmc/kreinik

by rcperryls » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:09 pm

:wave: Hello and welcome to the forum from South Carolina! I love the subtle sparkle that mixing Kreinik with a strand of floss gives a design. It's important to know if the design is asking for blending filament or braid. I made a mistake when I first stitched a project that called for #4 braid and used two strands of filament. Didn't have a clue that there were different types of metalic threads. It looked really pretty, but was a real pain to stitch. I hope that you will stay and show us pictures of your project. We do love pictures.

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Re: Dmc/kreinik

by Squirrel » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:14 pm

Hi :wave: and Welcome from me too. The blending filament makes the stitch look really pretty. It is not hard to work with either. Looking forward to seeing this project.
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