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Silk Thread

Here is the silk thread you have been looking for. YLI silk threads are high quality 100% pure filament silk with no broken or spun strands.  Strong and durable yet very fine, this silk thread is available in over 60 colors in two weights.  Snap spools conveniently hold thread ends to avoid unraveling.  The 100 wt silk is very fine and will disappear when used in appliqué.  The 50 wt is perfect for embroidery.  Both are priced at $7.00 a spool. SALE!  $5.00 per spool while supplies last.

Tips: If you are using this thread in your machine, you should use a Universal 80/12 needle for machine stitching 50 wt silk.  For 100 wt silk, you should use a Microtex 70 or an Embroidery 75/11.  Use Select or Heirloom Cotton in the bobbin.

For hand stitching use a size 10 Milliners or Sharps needle and a short length of thread. Slip the thread back thorough the eye again forming a loop around the eye.  Every few stitches, tug at this loop to get the tail to slip about another inch along its length so the same piece of thread isn't going through the needle's eye, making it more likely to fray.  

This thread has a slight sheen so the spools photograph slightly lighter than they are in real life.

To order, click on the hyperlinked item name which is underlined in the description. This will take you to our shopping cart where you can enter your zip code or country for an estimate of shipping.  Please note this is only an estimate. We always try to ship using the safest and most economical method possible.

Free shipping on U.S orders over $100!
(Shipping to military addresses is always free.)

We accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Paypal. Questions? Visit our Help Desk, call 888-817-6577, or E-mail Kris

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100 Weight Silk Thread   50 Weight Silk Thread
  YLI Silk Thread 172 Bubble Gum Pink


YLI Silk Thread 821 Dk Dusty Rose
  YLI Silk Thread 175 Pale Copper



261 Buttercup

YLI Silk Thread 142 Pale Yellow
166 Pale Green Silk Thread  
  YLI Silk Thread 132 Dk Forest Green
  YLI Silk Thread 797 Bright Turquoise
  YLI Silk Thread 150 Midnight Blue
  YLI Silk Thread 815 Light Sand
   YLI Silk Thread 043 Robins Egg blue