Kreinik Calling – Dena Lenham


Kreinik Calling! Exclusive to Mr X Stitch!

Without doubt, one of our most consistently enjoyable and educational columns is Kreinik Calling, in which Dena Lenham from Kreinik Manufacturing Company shares ideas on how to use their threads to make superb stitcheries. It’s Dena’s turn to be interviewed, so let’s crack on with it!

Dena Lenham

Name: Dena Lenham

Location: West Virginia, USA

Specialism: Creative Director for Kreinik Manufacturing, the thread company; cross stitcher, needlepointer, crocheter, quilter, cat rescuer, Twitter addict, sports watcher

Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid is the most popular metallic for cross stitch
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Favourite Colour: Green

Favourite Film: Barefoot In The Park

Favourite Band: Green Day

This gives you a glimpse of the fun you can have with a glow-in-the-dark thread in your cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, quilting, crafts, and any kind of fiber art project. You can use these threads in any stitch.
Using Threads For Special Effects

Favourite Book: A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

Tell us a joke: “There were two lady tourists in Paris. One tells the other: ‘You know, I’ve been here two weeks and haven’t been to the Louvre yet.’ And the other woman replies, “Well, maybe it’s the water.” (From tv/movie/writer/producer/director Garry Marshall’s autobiography, a wonderful book about writing, creating, patience, and perseverance, I read about 20 years ago, but I never forgot this joke, which still makes me laugh.)

A little piece of wisdom:“Happy Birthday” is a victory song.

Packaging Kreinik thread
Touring The Kreinik Thread Factory

Thanks Dena! You can enjoy Kreinik Calling on the first Wednesday of each month, and be sure to visit the Kreinik website Opens in a new tab.if you’re looking for threads that are a cut above the rest!

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