Phoenix: Light

Phoenix Light Color-Changing Thread

Phoenix Light before and after exposure to sunlight.

We are proud to introduce our Phoenix line of thread. Phoenix Light undergoes an incredible transformation in the presence of ultraviolet light (sunlight or blacklight). If you are looking to add magic to your creation, this thread will produce results.

This thread can be used for sewing, embroidery, weaving, string art, cross-stitch, and much more. Using a single strand will create a fine and extremely subtle effect. Plying, braiding, or cording the thread to make it thicker will create a bolder effect.

When designing a project, think about the application, including the fourth dimension: time. How should the project look before and after the color change? Purple, blue, and red have the fastest response rates and the most dramatic color changes. Most consumer blacklights have the intensity and correct wavelengths (angstroms) to activate these threads. Orange and yellow require a stronger UV source and the necessary UV light wavelength. Low-end consumer blacklights do not have the required wavelength for activation. The greatest color transformations will occur in direct sunlight.

String art made with Kreinik metallic threads and Phoenix Light before and after exposure to sunlight.

Colors available:

GB-01: White to Red
GB-02: White to Blue
GB-03: White to Purple
GB-04: White to Yellow
GB-05: White to Orange
GB-06: Yellow to Red

Length: 2,500 meters/2,700 yards
Weight: 100 grams/3.5 ounces
Thread Size: 150/2 D or 50 wt
Material: Polyester thread

Washing and care:

  • Iron low, avoiding direct contact. Do not steam.
  • Avoid harsh detergents
  • Machine wash with cold water
  • Air dry or tumble dry on low.