Kreinik Blending Filament

The premier metallic thread for cross stitching. Kreinik Blending Filaments add subtle luster and sparkle to your projects.

Soft and easy to use
Use for Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, and other embroidery
50 meter (55 yard) spools
Made in the U.S.A.

Kreinik Blending Filament is a 1 ply metallic thread perfect for enhancing needlepoint, cross-stitch, and embroidery designs. Blending Filament is a flat fiber so additional dimension and light can be added when the filament is allowed to twist on the surface. These threads are also sometimes refered to as “Balger.”

The thin quality of Blending Filament allows you to create elements of subtle light reflection. It is often combined with cotton, wool or another thread type, in the same needle, to create a random metallic sparkle. Vary the amount of highlight or shimmer you want to add to a design by using one or more strands; use a single strand for the most subtlety or two strands for added effect.

There’s more to Blending Filament than just ‘blending,’ however. You can also use Blending Filament by itself to overstitch, bringing a reflective highlight or glow to a particular spot. Use a single strand of Blending Filament by itself in half-cross stitches for backgrounds on fabric; it creates a slight texture and subtle shimmer.

Kreinik Blending Filament is hand or machine washable and dry cleanable. Cool water is recommended. Do not use bleach. Tumble dry low if needed. Do not iron directly on the thread; use a cloth, and do not use steam.

Both sides of the spool open; look for the side where the thread end is located. Insert your thumbnail under the cap, and rotate the spool while gently lifting the cap to release the thread (the cap should not pop off). Snap the lid shut to secure the unused portion.

Use short lengths of thread – about 45cm (18 inches) or less – to avoid wear on the thread while stitching. Using short lengths will maintain the quality of the thread and reduce tangling.

The addition of one or two strands does not add weight to your thread, so you can use the needle size that accommodates the stranded cotton. Let your needle hang frequently and allow the thread to untwist.

If combining Blending Filament with another thread type in a needle, you may wish to moisten the filament together with the other thread with a slightly damp, soft cosmetic sponge. This can help to control both thread types as they work together in your needle.

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