Kreinik Cord

Super-thin Cord is used for couching thicker threads, and for making fine details in a design (like stitched eyelashes).

Thin 1-ply cord
Use for backstitch, overstitch, and other fine details
50 meter (55 yard) spools
Made in the U.S.A.

Cord has a rich metallic color that brings definition to designs. This single-strand thread is ideal for outlining on fabric. When backstitched around a motif, for example, the thin, clean line ‘lifts’ the element off the fabric and thus creates a sense of dimension. It is also excellent for blackwork-style stitchery, ‘lacy’ effects, and openwork on fabric. You can also use a single strand of Cord to overstitch areas on fabric or canvas, bringing exacting definition or light-play to designs. The thin and strong qualities of Cord also make it ideal for couching thicker Kreinik Braids and Ribbons.

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.

Use a needle large enough to sufficiently ‘open’ a hole in the fabric and allow the thread to go through easily. Let your needle hang frequently and allow the thread to untwist.

Stitch using the ‘stab’ method to avoid tangling, working your stitches in two movements: up vertically then down vertically through the fabric.

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