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Is Glow-In-The-Dark really here to stay?

Harry Potter Lumos glow-in-the-dark Cross Stitch by craftythingsbylaura (source: twitter)

DMC have come out with a lot of new and interesting threads over the years (and still do), however one that EVERYONE knows, is the glow in the dark range. Other brands quickly followed suit, and now there are loads of different brands, shades, and constructs to choose from. However my main question, is are they really here to stay?

This post is scheduled for Halloween, and glow in the dark threads are used in almost every Halloween project for obvious reasons, however outside of October, do you really see them? My answer is pretty much no.

Bioshock Charge Vigor Cross Stitch

I’m not against glow in the dark, I’ve used it in a series of projects, like the one above which uses Sew It All’s glow in the dark aida, however a quick google search shows there simply aren’t many projects out there using the stuff.

The thread is a little complicated to use, some are worse than others, however it only compares to a metallic thread. But metallic threads are used all the time in loads of projects.
Instead, glow in the dark has been relegated to a gimmick thread, instead of being part of your go to threads.

Spiderman Glow In The Dark Cross Stitch by stitchFIGHT (source: mrxstitch.com)

I will agree that glow in the dark in all forms is used rarely, however with recent pushes into variegated thread, including DMC’s new Coloris range it seems to me that glow in the dark might not be here to stay…

Undertale Glow-in-the-dark Cross Stitch by cthylla (source: reddit.com)

If you want more glow in the dark goodness, this video my MrXStitch and SewAndSo delves into whats available in the market currently.