I received an email today:
Hi Nicola - saw your blog post about hating Kreinik threads. We hate the thought that you hate our threads. We can’t have that - stitching should be fun. Maybe we can figure out the problem. My first thought is to switch to a slightly larger needle. A needle with a too-small eye, or even a slight burr in the eye can cause a thread to fray.
Which thread are you using? #4 Braid or #8 Braid?
Don’t give up on us J We will figure it out.
Dena from Kreinik
Its not just Kreinik threads, its all metallics. Light Effects, Madeira, Jewels. I just hate the feel of them and I get very frustrated sewing with them.
My post was not intended to bash Kreinik as a manufacturer and I apologise for that.
The project I am doing requires no 4 fine braid and is on a small count fabric so I expected fraying. I never expected Kreinik to be reading my posts though!!!
Once again, I apologise for any confusion and I think the quality of Kreinik threads are great, my blog posts reflect my personal preference.
Until my next update... xx