View Full Version : Kreinik Metallic Braid vs. Metallic Blending Filament
24-08-2011, 05:19 PM
Can someone explain the difference between Kreinik's Metallic Braid and Kreinik's Metallic Blending Filament. I have some of the metallic braid, and I've used it for needle tatting. I'm thinking that the filament is more delicate than the braid and that it should not be used on its own - especially for tatting.
The filament is finer and it breaks and tangles more.
24-08-2011, 08:57 PM
Rsmre, if you have ever seen crochet cotton with the metallic twist in it you will have some idea about what the blending filament looks like...however it is much thinner stuff and stretches horribly!
24-08-2011, 10:27 PM
Hello Nimm and Carolivy,
That's what I thought. Thanks for getting back to me.
25-08-2011, 07:37 AM
I love to tat with multiple strands of sewing thread or ultra thin metallics like the blending filament and in that configuration, the blending filament does work nicely. A single ply would probably take a case of Thread Heaven to get to the end of anything! I saw a picture of a snowflake in multiple plies of transparent filament, it was quite eye-catching and very much in character with the idea of a snowflake. So, it depends on what you want to do.
Now that gives me an idea, Patty. How fine was this transparent filament? Anything like fishing line? I have a huge spool of fishing line that I may be able to turn into snowflakes.
25-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Lynn, the blending filament I have is just a bit thicker than a strand of hair but flat. I have the clear, gold, silver and a few other colors. I used it a lot when I was doing cross stitch.