Doug Kreinik is president and owner of Kreinik Manufacturing, the Parkersburg, West Virginia thread company founded by his parents in 1972. The company offers silk, metallic, real metal, and iron-on threads for hand and machine embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, tatting, spinning, weaving, sewing, quilting, felting, Hardanger, blackwork, papercrafts, jewelry, costuming, fashion, and even fly fishing. Over the last 40 years, Doug has taught all about threads on television, radio, internet tv, plus at festivals, tradeshows, retreats, and conferences all over the world. He has been published in magazines, trade journals, blogs and newspapers. Active in his community and within the needlearts industry, Doug serves on many boards and mentors small business owners.