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Silk Thread Demystified

Threads #153, Feb./March 2011

With understanding of its origin, care, and how to match thread type to projects, silk thread is an unparalleled asset as a machine-sewing thread. In this article, Maggie Backman explains the difference between the two types of silk thread, spun and filament. She focuses on the extraordinary qualities of silk filament thread, which is a superior sewing machine thread when the correct twist and weight is selected for a project. Backman discusses her secret to selecting thread for a project and introduces us to sericulture.

This article is from Threads #153.

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