Kreinik’s line of “naturals” in metallics came back recently, with a smaller number of colors that have been changed slightly.
I used the extensively in this Petei mini-sock from my stash. They are used for all the metallics.
Only one color, 4006 Rose Hip was retained from the original series. As you can see it’s a soft pink, that’s still very metallic. If the other pinks in the Kreinik line are too bright or to modern for your stitching, look to this shade — it’s great.
The other colors are muted neutrals.
On the mini-sock, the darker brown/gold is 4202 Susky Meadow, kind of a dark Hot Chocolate color that will mix well with either gold or silver. The lighter color is 4203 Cattail, a slightly greenish gold. It’s a real chameleon color, looking green, gold, or brown depending on the context. It should be4 considered for many applications.
I didn’t use 4204 Storm Cloud (gunmetal), 4205 Ironwood (sliver), 4201 Sugar Cane (light green) in this piece.
You can read about them all on Kreinik’s site.
Tomorrow I’ll look at Empress Elite from The Pure Palette, and Thursday at Duchess Silk from Gloriana both of which were also used here.
Please note: These threads were provided to me as part of Kreinik’s Designer program. I was not compensated for this review.
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