The new Anchor Fine Metallic is a fine thread made from a blend of Viscose (65%) and metallised polyester (35%). It comes in 25 gram balls which are approximately 250 metres long.
Although intended mainly for crochet, it is a very versatile floss which doesn't split easily.
I thought I'd try it for a variety of crafts.
of course and the pretty flower. I also tried a more openwork design and although that worked well, it was difficult to pin out and not stiff so probably best used for more solid patterns.
. I used it on 14 count Aida to stitch 'Merry Christmas'. It sits proud and still glitters. It wouldn't work for any higher count fabric and it would be better to keep the lengths shorter because it can fray if pulled through the fabric too often.
The star on plastic canvas was worked with the floss doubled and blanket stitch worked twice into each space around the outsides. I worked two stars in the same way and joined them with wrong sides together using gold beads. The sampler on 22 count petite point canvas was worked in a variety of stitches using single floss and double for the blanket stitch around the outside. Straight stitches like satin stitch don't cover well but those at an angle or cross do.
. I used it on a small Christmas decoration in place of no. 5 pearl cotton.