Shimmer (VTRS)

base thread: product manufactured for House of Textile Arts
dyed by BIZ
material: Rayon 100% Rayon
Packaging: Snap spool on paper pin
Length: 10m
Care instructions
Color chart

  • soft, braided threads with an interwoven metallic thread
  • Very versatile in use
  • Uncomplicated processing
  • Due to its special design, it can be laid flat and overlaid without major effort
  • can be ruched for a special effect by pulling one or more of the braiding threads
    • Ruffles must be additionally fastened
  • Well suited as a supplementary yarn for
    • Cord production
    • Lucette straps
    • Crochet work
  • Originally designed for cross stitch…
    • individual threads were pulled out of the plait and used for cross-stitching
    • the metallic thread cannot be processed as a single thread
  • a single, drawn-out viscose thread can be used as a finishing thread for wool, for example, to create a few highlights
  • several drawn-out single threads are used with the auxiliary tool like Stranded Cotton
    • Attention: the single thread is very sensitive!
  • iron the ribbon beforehand for knitted work
    • This is how it unfolds its full beauty in all its breadth

Popular stitches and techniques for shimmer


  • Satin stitches
  • Needlepoint
  • Tapestry embroidery
  • Rug hooking
  • CrossStitch
  • Vault Stitch
  • Diagonal stitch
  • Jaquard stitch
  • Byzantine engraving and much more.
Vault Stitch

Surface Embroidery

  • Couching
  • Ribbon Embroidery
  • Knot stitches
  • Surface Work
  • Satin Stitch
  • Trellis

Other textile techniques

  • Crochet
  • cords
  • Kumihimo
  • Knitting
  • Temari
  • Weaving
  • Braiding


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