Monday, December 6, 2010

salvaged

 

so, this is the silk wad i salvaged from
Martha's trash. i talked with her yesterday
eve and found out that it is:
cobweb silk 2/60
she gets it from ColourMart UK

really really like this thread
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14 comments:

Gilli said...

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.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

gilli, stitching. it's as thin
as a single strand of embroidery
floss...as in one of the
seperated of the 6 strands of
embroidery floss????
really thin. cobweb thin.

nandas said...

thanks for showing it... its really yummy thread!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

nance...yes and for some reason, it
seems to have a more "crude"
quality than the silk handsewing
thread?...as in
it's really EASY to do a split
backstitch with????? i'm not sure,
will have to do a stitch test...
but maybe...
you would have more experience
with the silk threads than i...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

ADD...again, it is thread for
WEAVING...not hand sewing? maybe
something about that?

jude said...

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.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude...thanks. i have gotten some
silk thread before, but it is
"formal" hand sewing thread and
very wonderful and beautiful, but
this is quite different. i think
it is spun/twirled more loosely,
whatever thread is...twist? i
forget the word, anyway...it is
...soft. i see on that website
that you can get a natural color
...could dye it with the leaves
and berries and sticks and pods...
so...before i do that, i will wait
to see what india liked...
THANKS! maybe i will stick a little of this in an envelope and
sent to you, too.
thread is so critical....

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

clarification:
this weaving thread is spun looser.
the formal silk thread is
firmer...formal.

Sweetpea said...

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.

kaite said...

2/60 is fine, very fine, it would make a beautiful knitted lace cobweb, almost invisible and so light on the shoulders...k.

deb g said...

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...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Christi!, we are basket twins,
then!

twhIch aye said...

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

twhIch aye said...

oooh and that black and white print... woven spiders