12 Best Thread For Sewing Silk

Updated on: October 2021

Best Thread For Sewing Silk in 2021


Superior Threads 13301-NEUT Kimono Silk Set Neutral Collection 6 Spool Thread,

Superior Threads 13301-NEUT Kimono Silk Set Neutral Collection 6 Spool Thread,
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Includes one 220 yd spool each of 6 colors of 100wt silk
  • This product is made from silk
  • The Package weight of the Product: 0.2 lb
  • The Country of Origin of the Product: Japan

Mettler Silk-Finish Solid Cotton Thread, 547 yd/500m, Antique White

Mettler Silk-Finish Solid Cotton Thread, 547 yd/500m, Antique White
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Both solids and multi's are perfect for all your quilting, sewing and long arm cotton needs
  • The mercerization of all Mettler cottons creates that beautiful silk-like sheen, high breaking resistance, color fastness and optimal elongation
  • Use Mettler's SILK-FINISH COTTON 50 with confidence to create your heirloom quilts, custom garments and creative projects
  • Manufacturer recommends needle size 80-90

Mettler SFC18-KIT Silk Finish Cotton Thread Gift Pack 18/Pkg, White

Mettler SFC18-KIT Silk Finish Cotton Thread Gift Pack 18/Pkg, White
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • 18/Pack -thread Asst silk-fin
  • Product of Mettler
  • Product of Mettler
  • Country of Origin : Czech Republic
  • included components: sewing-thread

Silk Thread 100 Weight 200 Meters-Black

Silk Thread 100 Weight 200 Meters-Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • For Applique, Basting, and Fine Heirloom Sewing
  • This product is made of SILK
  • This product is manufactured in Japan

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m 369 - each

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m 369 - each
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Brand: Gutermann
  • Quantity: each
  • Colour: 369
  • Composition: 100% Silk
  • Washing Instructions: Washable at 40 degrees

CLOVER 075 Silk Thread, Light Gold

CLOVER 075 Silk Thread, Light Gold
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 100-Percent Silk
  • Strong and flexible
  • Won't twist or curl
  • Applique, sewing, quilting and embroidery
  • High Quality Clover Silk Thread

Mettler Silk-Finish Solid Cotton Thread, 547 yd/500m, White

Mettler Silk-Finish Solid Cotton Thread, 547 yd/500m, White
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Both solids and multi's are perfect for all your quilting, sewing and long arm cotton needs
  • The mercerization of all Mettler cottons creates that beautiful silk-like sheen, high breaking resistance, color fastness and optimal elongation
  • Use Mettler's SILK-FINISH COTTON 50 with confidence to create your heirloom quilts, custom garments and creative projects
  • Manufacturer recommends needle size 80-90

YLI 20210-WHT 100wt T-12 Silk Thread, 200m, White

YLI 20210-WHT 100wt T-12 Silk Thread, 200m, White
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • For applique, basting, and Fine heirloom sewing
  • This product is Made of silk
  • This product is manufactured in Japan

Mettler Silk-Finish Cotton Thread, 2000 yd/1829m, White

Mettler Silk-Finish Cotton Thread, 2000 yd/1829m, White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • This 100% cotton thread is great for any cotton creation
  • It has a luxurious-soft effect with high breaking resistance
  • As with all silk finish weights, it is color fast
  • Use needle size 70-80

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m Black 000 - each

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m Black 000 - each
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Brand: Gutermann
  • Quantity: each
  • Colour: Black 000
  • Composition: 100% Silk
  • Washing Instructions: Washable at 40 degrees

Superior Threads 13302-374 Kimono Mikimoto 100W Silk Thread, 1090 yd

Superior Threads 13302-374 Kimono Mikimoto 100W Silk Thread, 1090 yd
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Ideal for fine detail machine quilting, hand applique & invisible machine applique
  • This product is made from silk
  • The Package weight of the Product: 0.02 lb
  • The Country of Origin of the Product: Japan

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m White 800 - each

Gutermann Luxurious Pure Silk Sewing Thread 100m White 800 - each
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Brand: Gutermann
  • Quantity: each
  • Colour: White 800
  • Composition: 100% Silk
  • Washing Instructions: Washable at 40 degrees

Stitching: Using Spaced-Dyed Threads

There are many beautiful space-dyed threads available to stitcher's today. The texture of the pure silk thread is wonderful and adds a subtle shimmer and sheen to your work.

1. Look at the skein and cut the thread so that you can see where colors start and finish. Use a length of thread only while the colors are suiting the project. Avoid the cross stitcher's lament, 'I will waste thread' and do not use the whole thread if it's not appropriate.

2. When combining stranded cottons with space-dyed threads, compare the colors carefully along the length of the thread to check that the shades tone successfully.

3. When threading the needle, check that the color you intend to use is near the away waste knot.

4. Always complete each cross stitch- do not form in two journeys or the color sequence will be interrupted.

5. Manufacturers take great care to ensure that their threads are colorfast, but some spaced-dyed threads can be suspect. Read the label on the threads and take sensible precautions if you are likely to wash the project. If in any doubt, lay the stitching right side down on a clean , flat surface and using a damp white tissue, press the threads firmly, particularly red shades. If there is even a trace of color on the tissue, do not wash the project!

Algerian Eye- This pretty star-shaped stitch is a pulled stitch which means that when formed correctly holes are pulled in the fabric. It could be worked over two or four threads of 'evenweave' and is more successful worked on 'evenweave' than 'Aida'.

1. Start to the left of a vertical thread and work from left to right around each stitch in an anticlockwise direction (or vice versa but keeping each stitch the same).

2. Always work the stitch by passing the needle down through the central hole, pulling quite firmly so that a small hole is formed in the center. Take care that trailing threads do not cover this hole as you progress to the next stitch.

Backstitch- Backstitch is used for outlining a design or part of a design , to add detail or emphasis, or for lettering. It is usually showed on a chart by solid lines with the suggested shade showed on the chart or key. It is added after the cross stitch has been completed, to prevent the backstitch line being broken by the cross stitches.

Source:

Elissa Meyrich (2002). Sew Fast Sew Easy: All You Need to Know When You Start to Sew. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

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