Adding (or using) metallics for candy is a neat effect, but all too often the colors have been either too matte or too metallic, so I often end up discarding the idea.
That is until a few years ago. In January 2011 Kreinik introduced nine candy colors, a set of bright colors with more than a dash of clear shiny strands that glisten like hard candy or like cellophane-wrapped treats.
The threads come in #4, #8, #12 (used in test), and #16 so they will work for a variety of needlecrafts. There are nine threads in this collection white, orange, green, blue-violet, yellow, gold, pink, yellow-orange, and red. All have similar construction with the iridescent clear strands contributing to the finish. This quality is very apparent in some colors, such as the red, and more subtle in others, like the gold. Even so, it adds a lovely texture to each of these threads.
The white is particularly nice. Being a pure, bright white with sparkle, it would be a great choice for snow.
The texture of the thread is similar to other Kreinik braids. It isn’t too stiff so it’s diffcult to use, nor is it so soft that the needle comes unthreaded.
As you can see by my test model, these colors work beautifully together, as well as in conjunction with a more shiny metallic. The picture does not do the shine of these colors justice. The dark heart in the center was stitched with a new shade of holographic metallic.
These are wonderful colors in a finish badly needed in metallics. I think you’ll love them. They continue to be my favorites among Kreinik colors.
Please note: These threads were provided to me as a registered designer for Kreinik.