Updated July 2, 2019.
Twinkles is a rayon/metallic thread from Gone Stitching. Currently, it is available in 50 shades.
The thread combines one strand of rayon with a strand of metallic, coming on 10-yard cards. Most of the shades use a matching metallic but some use a multi-colored metallic for great effects.
While I love the subtle look of bits of metallic showing within a color, but I hate the bother of combining base threads with Blending Filament. Many stitchers must agree because this category of threads is growing fast. With Twinkles, I can get this look without much trouble.
There are many threads combining base threads with metallics, but Twinkles is unusual in that it combines metallic with another shiny thread. This means that the metallic stands out a little bit less when stitched but that the overall shininess of the rayon is amped up just a bit. It makes for an exciting focal point.
Often rayon threads are too slippery. While I found this thread slippery when not in the needle, it behaved well when stitched, far better than most rayons I’ve used. It’s also spun so that the metallic stays together with the base thread, a problem in many other combo threads.
I tested it on 13-mesh canvas. Two strands worked well in Basketweave. I do think that the texture of this thread would really shine in longer stitches. One strand would work well on 18-mesh.
I could also see it working well for Bargello or other straight stitches on Congress Cloth, for Blackwork on many types of canvas or cloth, for Hilton Stitches of all kinds, and for overstitching.
This is really a great accent thread. I’m looking for more ways to use it.