Enhance Embroidery With Metallic Accents

Asian-inspired embroidery exudes extra elegance with metallic thread.

Gold accents often come to mind when thinking about the Orient. It is easy to add with metallic thread.

The background fabric in Koi Fish Water Lily Panels from Anandas Divine Designs shows striations of beautiful metallic thread. Consider using metallic thread for the scales or fabrics with metallic accents for the koi applique.

If the thought of stitching with metallic thread makes you shiver, get some tips in Taming Metallic Threads. See how many people have great luck with KingStar thread in Sparkle and Shine Without the Headache.

You can even create freestanding lace sun catchers, like the FSL Peacock from Sweet Heirloom Embroidery with metallic thread, just slow down the speed.

Add metallic thread to the feathers in Peacock Circle Appliscape from Anandas Divine Designs. This beautiful 25-inch circle is stitched in a 5×7 hoop.

Gold feather centers in Jacobean Peacock from Ace Points Embroidery light up against a black background.

Elegant details in Geisha Girls from AllStitch, like the bodice design, are stunning when stitched in a metallic gold thread.

Even metallic fabrics add a luxurious effect to gorgeous quilting in Geisha Quilt Set from Stitch Delight.

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