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.

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Fly fishing fans often make their own lures, using needlework threads and craft materials to replicate bugs and other natural creatures.
Pretty fly for a 3-D sculpture

There’s a handwork technique embraced by men and women all over the world that is…

Using a variety of stitches and threads in a project makes the design more eye-catching, interesting, and dimensional. Just take that extra step of making sure your stitches look good, and you will reach heights of gorgeousness.
Let your fingers do the stroking

I’m about to share stimulating ideas about fingers, stroking, and positioning—related to stitching, that is,…

Gorgeous combination of threads and stitches, part of the new "Dusk to Dawn" design by Karen Dudzinski of Textured Treasures. Can you spot the Kreinik metallic thread?
What happens when you combine threads and stitches

Are you an adventurous stitcher who loves to combine threads and stitches in projects? Or…

Used by designer Michele Carragher in Queen Cersei's GOT costume.
Embroidery takes the crown in GOT trailer

Have you watched the just-released trailer for HBO series’ Game of Thrones (GOT) season seven? I…

This isn't your grandmother's weaving... Work by Trey Gehring from Kent State University.
Why You Should Keep Your Fibers Nearby

It’s Wednesday; do you know where your stitching stash is? Keep your stitching close and…