Madeira Silk Embroidery Floss is a high quality 100% pure silk 4-strand floss. It comes in 108 brilliant colors that are wash fast. It is a durable silk that is easy to work with for many applications such as needlework (including cross-stitching), quilting, smocking and other precious work for which the highest quality silk floss is required. This floss is also great for kumihimo braiding. It is packed in a spiral in a little plastic bag 1 7/8" wide by 4 5/8" tall (4.8 cm by 12 cm). The thread is pulled simply by cutting a 'V' at the bottom of the spiral pack. This clever method keeps the thread clean and tangle free. It allows to pull out exactly the amount of thread needed without any extra work such as winding the floss on a card prior to use. The 4 strand can be easily separated. Each strand has a soft 2-ply S twist.
Swiss Mountain Silk. Processed with precision in Germany. Washable in warm water. Iron on silk setting. Can be dry cleaned with extra care. Do not bleach or place in dryer.
Personal note - I use this thread for half hitching in free-form cavandoli and micro-macrame knotting it over C-Lon Bead Cord, Tuff Bead Cord Size 5 and other Nylon #18. I combine it with other silk such as the Kanagawa 1000 Denier Embroidery Silk, Fujix Tire Silk, and other hand dyed silk. I like the color range, the feel of the silk and its luster. It is soft to work with yet durable. This floss is sturdy and can handle manipulation when knotted unlike many other flosses. The quality of this thread makes it a pleasure to work with. Dyelot may be noticeable so order accordingly!
Sadly, we just learned that this silk floss is no longer manaufactured as of August 2020, however at this time the factory in Germany still has lots of silk in stock. The US distributor also has stock on hand, and we do too. We place orders often, so if a color is out of stock, it will be reordered soon. When a color is no longer available it will be clearly marked as NA (not available).
108 colors - 5m (5.5 yards) per card Ø ~ 0.5mm > Full Color Chart for printing reference
About colors - While every attempt was made to reproduce thread colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors. Dye lots may be noticeable and may vary from colors shown above!
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