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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.

Nancy

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  1. becksnyc | | #1

    Nancy,

    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.

    http://www.silkthings.com/tech.asp

    Thread weight systems are explained here:

    http://crochet.tangleweeds.com/micro_crochet.html

    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:

    http://silkery.com/terms.html

    Enjoy!

    Becks

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