Silk Thread is an elastic, though very strong thread, and is among the most beautiful of natural fibers. It has a high sheen, and creates a distinctive look when used in embroidery projects.|
Pure filament silk is the highest quality silk, as the fibers do not need to be spun, they come naturally in long strands from the silkworm.
Spun silks are made of shorter fibers. They come from broken cocoons or the beginning and end of cocoons.
Thinner silk threads are ideal for hand appliqué, the stitches tend to sink into the fabrics and “disappear”. Silk threads are used in many high quality sewn garments.
Silk thread, and projects created with silk thread can be gently washed in the washing machine with a mild soap. Bleaching agents, should not be used as they can damage the threads.