Kreinik Threads has introduced a new fiber that’s creating a lot of buzz. The Kreinik blog describes it:
Kreinik Reflective Yarn is a carry-along fiber with light-reflecting properties. It’s part polyester and part glass beads (which gives it a sort of mesmerizing, holographic effect in addition to making it reflective)…As a matte-gray color, it blends neutrally into other yarns. However, with a camera flash or car light, the project/design becomes luminously lit. Use it for adding reflective stripes or patterns to dog sweaters, purses, hats, scarves, wrist bands, headbands, and other garments.
The blog post includes links to some projects that use the new fiber and shows examples of the difference it makes in some needlepoint stitches. Go to the Kreinik post for the whole lowdown.
By Denise Felton