01 November 2018

New Sparkly DMC--UPDATE

Just a quick update on the new sparkly DMC now that I've had a chance to stitch with it. If you missed my first post on this new thread, just scroll down a bit.

I'm happy to report it gets a thumbs up from me! The two issues I mentioned wondering about in my first post (shredding and texture) were not a problem. It has a light, almost wispy feel in hand, but it stitches just like regular DMC and has a very nice sparkle to it. Shredding wasn't a problem. The cut end that was repeatedly passing through the fabric separated just a bit, but that's to be expected with any thread like this. It did not come apart along the length of the thread as blending filament usually does. 

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I do wish they had used an iridescent filament in the Blanc, instead of silver (which gives the Blanc a greyish look), but it's still pretty. Just don't expect a true white if you're thinking of using it for snow. 

Hope this, along with my other post, is helpful. Happy Stitching!


  1. Good to know! Thank you so much for the update.

  2. Thanks for sharing an update on this thread, Honeybee! I look forward to seeing what you stitched with it.

  3. That's god news.
    Thanks for the review.

  4. Thank you. Shame about the white, though. x

  5. Thanks for trying it out first. Now I'm gonna buy a few. Have a glorious week-end.

  6. Thanks for your review when stitching this thread. I just ordered some of the colors and they arrived today. I'm looking forward to trying it. Question for you - did you use 2 strands or did you use 1 strand and do the loop method?

    1. Hi, Kathy! I used two strands; I never use the loop method. Hope you enjoy your new threads!

  7. One blogger I follow stated that if you use one strand of DMC bright white and the sparkle thread , you get a much better "snow" effect. I have not tried it out yet however.