WHAT IS IT?
A gorgeous range of 100% pure mulberry super spun silk yarns in a range of six different thicknesses. This silk really is the height of luxury with a glossy surface and smooth texture. This undyed silk is perfect for you to dye to your own shades and is available in two useful sizes.
Any project created from spun silk has the element of luxury that can’t be achieved with any other yarn. Many degree students use silk for final collections as it highlights their skills beautifully, designers making couture pieces choose silk for the most glamorous of looks, and mere mortals find that silk is a thread to be used once we’ve honed our skills in a particular craft or technique.
If this is a little pricey for you don't forget our Wild Silk and Chinese Silk collections that are all still PURE SILK, but have a rougher textured feel at a brilliant price.
Avoid knots (we are at the mercy of the manufacturers, but they should be at a minimum) and take advantage of a price discount with these larger cones. Perfect for bigger projects where joins would be a problem.*Also available on 5g skeins*
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Ranging from the finest 60/2nm for delicate hand or machine embroidery, lacework, tatting and weaving to the 2.5/2nm which is a soft aran knitting weight yarn for adding some luxury to chunky work.
All thicknesses can also be woven, used for luxurious braids and tassels, knitted and crocheted, couched or used to stitch embroideries. They can all be dyed beautifully with either hot or cold water dyes or painted with silk paints and will retain their lovely glossy surface.
Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacemaking, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
Perfect for adding luxury to important projects and heirlooms and available in two useful sizes.
|Main Fibre Content||Silk|
|Price Per 100g||£27.00|
|Crafts Suitable For||Braidmaking, Crocheting, Cross Stitching, Dyeing, Embroidery, Jewellery Making, Knitting, Lacemaking, Machine Knitting, Quilting, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||SS25 (Aran) - Knit on 5mm pins - 18 stitches & 24 rows, SS5 (DK) - Knit on 4mm pins - 22 stitches & 28 rows, SS8 (4ply) - Knit on 3.25mm pins 28 stitches & 36 rows, SS16 (2ply) - Knit on 3mm pins - 34 stitches & 42 rows - to a 10cm square.|
|Yarn Count||SS25 - 2.5/2nm, SS5 - 5/2nm, SS8 - 8/2nm, SS16 - 16/2nm, SS30 - 30/2nm, SS60 - 60/2nm|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||SS25 - 11, SS5 - 16, SS8 - 23, SS16 - 28, SS30 - 42, SS60 - 62|
|Length||SS25 - 55m, SS5 - 110m, SS8 - 175m, SS16 - 360m, SS30 - 675m, SS60 - 1500m|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||No|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Medium Iron, Iron Under Damp Cloth, Can Be Dry Cleaned|