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juliephrmd
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1:29 pm Dec 12, 2004

Hello,
I have never used Kreinik threads before. Shocked I finally bought some and am debating on the project now. Confused I am wondering what size needle to use for the different types of thread, ie #4 braid vs metallic thread. I have learned that using Thread Heaven will help reduce breakage, etc. Any helpful tips will be appreciated. Razz
Julie
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11:01 am Apr 24, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by juliephrmd
Hello,
I have never used Kreinik threads before. Shocked I finally bought some and am debating on the project now. Confused I am wondering what size needle to use for the different types of thread, ie #4 braid vs metallic thread. I have learned that using Thread Heaven will help reduce breakage, etc. Any helpful tips will be appreciated. Razz
Julie


Hi, I use Kreinik all the time and have found that Thread Heaven is a MUST! I've also found that when working with the metallics, the stitches come out nicer if I do each stitch one at a time rather than going across and doing one leg on several stitches and then coming back across to do the second leg. I don't know why it makes a difference, but it certainly seems to.
rifestitch
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11:09 am Apr 25, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by juliephrmd
Hello,
I have never used Kreinik threads before. Shocked I finally bought some and am debating on the project now. Confused I am wondering what size needle to use for the different types of thread, ie #4 braid vs metallic thread. I have learned that using Thread Heaven will help reduce breakage, etc. Any helpful tips will be appreciated. Razz
Julie


I use the metallics pretty frequently, also - they are sometimes a pain, but the end result is so great, it's worth it.

I have heard to use a larger needle than usual - a 24? maybe, as it will make the hole a bit larger, so the thread will pass through with less friction than normal. I can't actually say if I've done that or not - I don't really pay attention to my needle sizes, though I probably should.

With the #4 braid, a larger hole will definitely help. With the blending filament, I find the best things to do are 1) keep the lengths shorter than you might normally; 2) remove the little clear strip from your length, as that causes about 80% of the problems, and isn't necessary; and 3) tie the filament to the needle, using a granny knot, and leaving just a very small tail, which will keep it stable. If you have regular floss blended with a filament, you might put in the floss stitches, then go back over with just the filament later, instead of doing both at once - it allows the filament to show better, and it's less strands to contend with.

If you look at the last picture in this Webshots album, the one titled Dragon Dreams Freebie - it is done almost entirely in Kreinik #4 - the picture shows some of it pretty well:
http://community.webshots.com/album/411401604qKgiSK/1

Good luck with your project!!

Karen R
http://community.webshots.com/user/krife4
http://beadsandneedles.blogspot.com/
BarBaraPrz
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5:26 pm Apr 25, 2006

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Originally posted by juliephrmd
... I have learned that using Thread Heaven will help reduce breakage, etc.
Julie


Forgive my ignorance, but what is Thread Heaven, and where can I get some?
Thanx
BarBaraPrz
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5:29 pm Apr 25, 2006

[quote="rifestitch"]...remove the little clear strip from your length, as that causes about 80% of the problems, and isn't necessary...[/qupte]

That's what I usually end up doing... it tends to separate from the color filaments, anyway.

Last edited by BarBaraPrz on 5:31 pm Apr 25, 2006; edited 1 time in total
BarBaraPrz
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5:31 pm Apr 25, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by rifestitch
...If you look at the last picture in this Webshots album, the one titled Dragon Dreams Freebie - it is done almost entirely in Kreinik #4 - the picture shows some of it pretty well:
http://community.webshots.com/album/411401604qKgiSK/1



Very nice!
rifestitch
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12:29 pm Apr 26, 2006

Also, here's a threading technique from the Kreinik site:
http://www.kreinik.com/articles/news.php?newsid=8

There might be other info on their site, too - I can't remember. This link just happened to appear in a discussion about the same thing in one of my Yahoo groups, so thought I'd post it here for you.

I do this, and if using filament instead of braid, remove the clear strip, then do this.
Alanna
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3:39 am Sep 05, 2006

Forgive my ignorance, but what is Thread Heaven, and where can I get some?
Thanx[/quote]

Thread Heaven is a kind of beeswax lubricant for your threads. Here's a link:

http://sewandso.co.uk/ran1439-0.html
BarBaraPrz
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7:43 am Sep 05, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna


Thread Heaven is a kind of beeswax lubricant for your threads. Here's a link:

http://sewandso.co.uk/ran1439-0.html


Thanks!
inner_rainbow
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3:34 pm Mar 20, 2007

try using smaller shorter strands....if u are using 2 strand of same thread try to fold in half feed the 2 ends threw needle then send two ends thew the hoop causing a little knot on end of needle so no fraying.
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