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Help with True Colors Pre-Blended Threads please
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 3:40 PM
Posted by Hope Malin
I hope someone can help me. I'm about to start a major project (a baby afghan) after 30+ years of being retired from cross-stitching. I just realized that since the patterns (Stoneycreek teddies of the year) I chose are from a long time ago, some of the threads may no longer be available. For example, the first graph requires TRUE COLORS Pre-Blended Thread in black and silver and I cannot find a reference to this anywhere online. Other graphs require Glissengloss blending threads of various colors, Kreinik braid and Japan Thread #7, and DMC Metallic Floss. Are any of these available, and if so, where? If not, are there alternatives? Any information would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
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    Reply from Anita
    Friday, October 9, 2020 3:49 PM
    Hope,
    You can contact Stoney Creek at xstitch@stoneycreek.com to see if they can help since I've gotten help from them in the past. In the meantime, Kreinik sells a variety of colors for blending filament. I usually substitute Kreinik for other brands since they are more readily available. You view them at the following link:

    http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Blending-Filament.html

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      Reply from Hope Malin
      Friday, October 9, 2020 4:37 PM
      Hi Anita, I called StoneyCreek but they were already closed for the day (and weekend). I will try again on Monday. I did have some luck with another cross stitch company in Utah that sells almost all of the items required with the exception the True Colors Pre-Blended Thread. In fact, the woman I spoke to said she's never heard of it. Hopefully, someone at Stoney Creek will know what I'm talking about and be able to provide a viable substitute! Go to top
      • Reply from Anita
        Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:16 AM
        Hope,
        For the Pre-Blended Thread in black and silver maybe you could substitute DMC 310 and DMC 318, 415, or 414 which all shades of gray. As I recall, some companies consider silver as a light gray. You could also substitute the silver for DMC 5283 or Kreinik 001 silver or 001HL Silver Hi Lustre which are metallic thread.

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