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Silk Gimp
$9.50 ($8.64) / 10 metre spool

Filament Silk Wrapped Gimp is an innovative thread recreated from 17th century examples found on period needlework. It is made by wrapping a silk core thread with another silk thread around the outside, making a very fine cord. The resulting thread is stiff like a gold thread yet coloured. It can be couched as an outline around counted work or couched in rows to fill a shape. Sometimes it is twisted in a loop over and over again and couched down to make leaves on trees. The silk gimp is thin enough to be placed in a needle eye and stitched from french knots to needlelace. The drapes, gowns, and tents in stumpwork are often seen in silk gimp. Lions and other animals are usually seen worked in silk gimp; either needlelace or couched.
100 % silk. 10 metres per spool. 35 colours.


Red 6015

 

Pale Pink 6030

 

Yellow Green 6041

 

Green 6123

 

Purple 6134

 

Tuchino 6202

 

Gendarme Blue 6203

 

Saxon Blue 6204

 

Pavonaceous 6205

 

Sea Water 6206

 

Creme 6211

 

Garance 6213

 

Red Clay 6214

 

Pyncke 6231

 

Dry Rose 6233

 

Brasell 6234

 

Garnet 6235

 

Folimort 6245

 

Clove 6246

 

Beaver 6247

 

Columbine 6260

 

Parma Violet 6262

 

Lionin 6263

 

Partridge 6265

 

Marroquin 6266

 

Flaxseede 6268

 

Gingerline 6270

 

Dead Gold 6271

 

Olive 6272

 

Dark Olive 6273

 

Myrtle Green 6276

 

Lily White 6290

 

Stone 6292

 

Lead 6294

 


 

Zeildoek 6243

 

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