Do you use that thread for hand stitching? Or is it a couching thread? It's hard to tell from the picture just how thin it is.
gilli, stitching. it's as thinas a single strand of embroideryfloss...as in one of theseperated of the 6 strands ofembroidery floss????really thin. cobweb thin.
thanks for showing it... its really yummy thread!
nance...yes and for some reason, itseems to have a more "crude"quality than the silk handsewingthread?...as init's really EASY to do a splitbackstitch with????? i'm not sure,will have to do a stitch test...but maybe...you would have more experiencewith the silk threads than i...
ADD...again, it is thread forWEAVING...not hand sewing? maybesomething about that?
looks a bit like some thread that india flint sent me, from beautiful silks in australia. if so, it is lovely to stitch with. i will mail you off a little sample. just so you can compare.
jude...thanks. i have gotten somesilk thread before, but it is"formal" hand sewing thread andvery wonderful and beautiful, butthis is quite different. i thinkit is spun/twirled more loosely,whatever thread is...twist? iforget the word, anyway...it is...soft. i see on that websitethat you can get a natural color...could dye it with the leavesand berries and sticks and pods...so...before i do that, i will waitto see what india liked...THANKS! maybe i will stick a little of this in an envelope andsent to you, too.thread is so critical....
clarification:this weaving thread is spun looser.the formal silk thread isfirmer...formal.
Grace, I know nothing of this kind of thread but when I enlarged the photo I realized I did know something about the basket it's in...I have the very same one.
2/60 is fine, very fine, it would make a beautiful knitted lace cobweb, almost invisible and so light on the shoulders...k.
Oh wow! I just found some silk thread in my local yarn store that I talked myself out of but then I decided to go back and get (probably tomorrow). It may be the same thing or very similar...
Christi!, we are basket twins,then!
beautiful posts i've missed... that rug, your children, the building, the faces, that butterfly, those seams on that blue cloth, your HOMEroom. your clothesline cloth is so soft... the wind is all through it. i'm looking up turpenoid... beautiful thread nest. love LOOKing at them... maybe even unraveling them
oooh and that black and white print... woven spiders
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