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Silk thread

SewNancy | Posted in General Discussion on

Does anyone have an explanation for size on silk thread?  I have seen letters listed but have no clue what  to what they refer.  Help, please.



  1. becksnyc | | #1


    Here is a link with some information on silk thread weights.  I have ordered buttonhole weight silk for hand finished buttonholes from Thingsjapanese and was very pleased with their quality.


    Thread weight systems are explained here:


    A collection of information on thread is found on:

    http://lacefairy.com/ under "Lacemaking", then "FAQs", then "Thread Info." 

    While researching online for you, I also found an interesting glossary of terms related to silk fabric at:




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