HNW - Stranded or twist?
deplazes at polarcomm.com
Wed Jul 7 05:35:03 PDT 1999
I would call and talk to the lady that answers the phone. Very nice. I called and
talked to her yesterday (ordered the full set) She was very helpful in discussing the
use I intended for the silk and which type would give me the best results.
Nic (frequent lurker ;})
broid at geocities.com wrote:
> I recently received a free sample of silk floss from Eterna Silk. Their
> website <http://www.eternasilk.com/> has the following description:
> 100% silk filament thread, stranded or twist, for
> all of your embroidery needs. [snip] Choose between
> stranded or "mini-twist" in over 450 colors.
> I'm planning to use this for 16th century Elizabethan embroidery and
> perhaps experiment with some opus anglicanum split stitch or or nue'
> work. Which would be more appropriate, the stranded or the twist? The
> only silk I've ever worked with is plied exactly like cotton floss. The
> sample I received is not like that. It's indeed stranded (they don't
> give samples of the mini-twist), but not as tightly plied like cotton
> floss. Which one would you recommend?
> p.s. You can request a sample from the webpage listed above and order a
> set of the 450 different colored skeins for $100 there too.
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