Kreinik is one of my favorite metallic threads to work with, and I’ve been wanting to write this article for quite some time. I just wanted a bit more experience with other metallic threads first. At this point I’ve worked with DMC Light Effects, DMC Diamant, DMC Mouline Etoile, Lecien Cosmo Nishikiito, Rainbow Gallery Petite… Read More Kreinik Thread and Cross Stitch – Everything You Need To Know
I originally compiled this list while writing the Kreinik article, but that article was getting super long so I ended up publishing this separately. Plus I wanted it to be its own resource, as it can be super helpful to compare brands regardless of which metallic thread you’re considering. Note that ALL of these brands… Read More Metallic Thread Brand Comparisons
Here on my site I’ve discussed a fair amount of metallic thread brands used in cross stitch. From DMC’s Mouliné Étoile to lesser known brands like Bijoux and Accentuate. You can get metallic threads in SO many different colors, and even variegated metallics! But what if instead of hoarding a pile of various colored metallic… Read More Blending Filament – Adding Sparkle to your Embroidery Thread
Before you click off of this article because you have already seen a dozen other articles listing discontinued DMC numbers — I have stitched samples! There are plenty of lists of discontinued DMC threads and suggestions for alternatives. But how close are the replacements really? What if you’re out of the replacement color too? Is… Read More Discontinued DMC: Hard to Find Threads and Their Replacements
Some of you find this article because you simply want to know if CXC floss is good enough to stitch with. But others may stumble across this never having heard of CXC brand floss and are wondering what I’m even talking about. Which is fair as it’s still not readily available in most cross stitch… Read More CXC Floss and Other Chinese Brands: How do They Compare to DMC?