Dena Lenham, aka KreinikGirl, is Creative Director at Kreinik Manufacturing Company, a family-owned, USA-based business that manufactures high-quality yarns and threads made of metallics, silks and real metals from their West Virginia factory. Dena’s monthly column, Kreinik Calling, sheds light on the fascinating fibres that we all use and love.

56 Articles Published | Follow:
Size Does Matter – Picking The Right Cross Stitch Threads

Needleworkers have been cross stitching for centuries. While the simple “X” stitch hasn’t changed, what…

Why Waste Thread? – Craft Them!

Here at Kreinik Manufacturing, we make a lot of thread (at least 20 different kinds)…

Bounce from nail to nail like you're in a pinball machine, using fun fibers like Micro Ice Chenille (the fuzzy green one here) and glow-in-the-dark thread (by Kreinik). It's thread play, and it's fun.
Time To Let Your Threads Go Wild In String Art

Take a moment and imagine your embroidery without the confines of fabric, needle, and stitches.…

Can you see the layering of fibers in this string art heart? Just imagine the fun you have have with different kinds of threads. This design uses a few Kreinik thread types.
How To Make String Art Even More Fun!

For you wonderful millennials and youngsters to come, there’s a fun new way to express…

Stitching snow can make winter downright enjoyable. Play with metallic threads to create realistic looking snow, have fun with a variety of stitches, and create something beautiful this month. Canvas by Associated Talents needlepoint company.
January threadgasm: the colors of snow

January curbs your enthusiasm, doesn’t it? Holidays are over, we’re back to work and school,…