Kreinik recently announced a change to one of their popular colors: 002HL. Here’s what they said:
The new 002HL is still beautifully brassy, but just a bit darker in shade.
Unfortunately, dye lot changes happen periodically. They are the bane of any fiber maker. We hate the thought that a project-in-progress could be ruined by a color change. We always recommend buying enough thread at one time to finish a project to avoid dye lot issues. In the day of bargain thread sales on ebay or yard sales, or even with shops (or Kreinik) clearing out old stock, there is always a risk that a color may have changed—and that applies to any fiber, any maker, any brand.
We regularly label the dye lots on our Silk Mori, but have never done special designation on the metallics. Stitcher Donna suggested we start identifying dye lots with the metallics, and we agree. So when you receive the new 002HL, spools will have an extra marking above the size; in this case, the letter “B” designating a dye lot difference. From now on, a stand-alone letter on the label It will be shown on any metallic experiencing a dye lot difference.
We are so sorry for the inconvenience of the change in 002HL. It won’t be drastic, but it may be noticeable if you are stitching a project with an older spool.