If you’ve ever loved the look of goldwork but didn’t know where to start, then you’ll love learning about Japan Threads and how they’re used in cross stitch and embroidery. Learn what they are, how to use them, and how to care for them. They are extraordinarily beautiful to work with, I hope you get inspired to start playing!
Tips using Japan Threads:
- Don’t iron, wash or get Japan Threads wet — they can warp and lose their metallic lustre
- If you’re going to embellish a project with Japan threads and you want to wash your piece to get the majority of the oils from your hands out of it, then do that before applying Japan threads
- The good news is Japan threads won’t tarnish like real metal threads will, and they’re far less expensive and much easier to purchase (anywhere that sells Kreinik metallic threads will stock Japan Threads, or they can order them in)
To learn how to use Japan Threads and stitch them to your fabric (called “couching”), check out this class. It even comes with a free pattern to practice with. 🙂 And if you don’t have a Skillshare account, using this link will give you a free two-month trial to the platform, which is plenty of time to watch this class and follow along. 🙂