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Kreinik #12 Braid - 10m spool

Thinner than #16 Braid, this round metallic thread has a diameter of approximately .61mm. 

  • Bright, bold Hi Lustre colors (has "HL" in color number), 62% polyester, 38% nylon
  • Muted, antiqued Vintage colors (has "V" in color number), 64% polyester, 36% nylon
  • Prismatic Holographic colors (has "L" in color number), 100% polyester
  • Fun glow-in-the-dark colors (has "F" in color number), 80% polyester, 20% nylon
  • Classic, standard Basic colors (no letters in color number), 65% polyester, 35% nylon

The basic metallic colors (no letter in the color numbers) are the softest. The colors with letters in the color numbers may be slightly thicker or slightly stiffer.

  • IN FLY FISHING: Ideal for bodies. Can also fray the ends for a Flash-like effect.
  • IN NEEDLEWORK: Use Tapestry (#12) Braid in Cross Stitch (11-ct), Needlepoint (18- or 14-ct), crochet, bead crochet, bead knitting, weaving, crazy quilting, embroidery, Temari, and for embellishments in scrapbooking & card making. 
  • IN WEAVING: Sett 14 epi
  • IN KNITTING & CROCHET: Superfine, fingering weight. Needle/Hook size: 000 to 3, 1.25mm+
  • CARE: Hand and machine washable; tumble dry on low. Do not iron directly onto the metallic; use a press cloth. Note: some colors like red may bleed, so we recommend testing a swatch before washing your entire project.

FUN FACT: Tapestry #12 Braid was developed many years after #8 Braid and #16 Braid. Stitchers wanted a metallic that would provide thicker coverage for tent stitch on 18-mesh (#8 is thinner). Today, you can use either on 18-mesh: choose #8 if you prefer lighter coverage, or #12 Braid for full coverage.