KREINIK RIBBON, hand dyed Kreinik

KREINIK 1/16″ RIBBON

I am so excited to introduce this lovely ribbon.  

I know some of you may not be familiar with Kreinik 1/16″ Ribbon so it is a flat polyester metallic which has a beautiful frosted appearance.  It is easy to lay flat using a laying tool, your needle or finger.  Ideal for needlepoint (14-24 count canvas), counted canvas, cross stitch (10 & 11 count) and plastic canvas.  It can be couched for various surface embellishment techniques in wool applique and crazy quilting.  Stunning results can be achieved in ribbon embroidery, weaving, tatting and even stumpwork.  As you can tell, it is quite versatile.

I do recommend that you use shorter lengths of approximately 45 cm (18 inches) or less for good control and to avoid excessive abrasion of the thread from repeated passes through the ground fabric or canvas.  Use a needle with a large eye (chenille) to allow the ribbon to pass through the fabric/canvas with ease.  Stitch slowly and let your needle hang frequently to avoid the ribbon twisting on itself.

I am really pleased with how this product takes the dye.  Although I have only a small selection in the shop, I really think you will agree that the colours are lovely.  If this product proves popular then I will dye up a larger selection AND I would welcome your suggestions on colours you would like to see.

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