HNW - Stranded or twist?

Nic deplazes at
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 wrote:
> I recently received a free sample of silk floss from Eterna Silk.  Their
> website <> 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?
> TIA,
> Bren
> 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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