Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kreinik Has a Substitute For Beading

If you hate beading but still have a canvas where beads will seriously enhance the design, Kreinik will help you get a beaded effect without using beads by substituting Facets.  Facets is a metallic thread that looks like a little string of beads.  You can couch it on your needlepoint canvas to create lettering or a nice margin.  Facets comes in regular, Petite Facets and Wired Facets (useful for cursive letting on canvas).  You can read all about it here and learn how to treat the ends to keep it from unraveling.  (Hint:  Wrap the area where you plan to cut a length off the spool with regular Scotch tape, then cut the thread in the middle of the piece of tape.  You will have two wrapped ends, one on the spool and one to couch with.)

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  1. I saw this and sent an email (and commented) asking where to get it but got no reply. Do you know of a source?

  2. i bought mine at Needlewoman East (since closed) but I suspect many shops will have it. Let me look…. Needle in a Haystack has two of the sizes of Facets.

  3. I am betting many of the large shops that do a lot of mail order carry it, too, but I'm too busy this morning to check Fireside Stitcher, Needle Works or Edwardian Needle. Ask at your favorites and see.

  4. It also looks like you can buy direct from Kreinik.

  5. Thanks everyone! I have a Laurel Burch canvas I want to use this on