Silk Weaving Yarn
Silk! The true luxury yarn for weavers. I carry a number of different types of silk yarn, suitable for different purposes, each in a range of colors.
20/2 Hand-Dyed Bombyx Silk Weaving Yarn These gorgeous silk yarns are hand-dyed by Treenway Silks in Colorado. Treenway Silks is will known in the weaving community for their expert dyeing and brilliant colors. If you're looking for a truly luxurious weaving yarn, this is it. The skeins are approximately 100 grams and 1,100 yards. 20/2 yarn with a recommended EPI of 24-28. Suitable for warp and weft. Also available undyed.
Japanese Silk Noil Weaving Yarn This is a 100% silk noil yarn, created by Ito Yarns in Japan ~ this line of yarn is called Kinu. Different colored fibers are blended to create a melange effect. This weaving yarn has a beautiful hand and is perfect for both casual and elegant wear. 50 grams/1.75 ounces ~ 464 yards per cone. 25 wraps per inch. Not suitable for warp - this is lovely paired as a weft with other silk, alpaca, or wool yarn.
Italian Silk Noil Weaving Yarn This silk weaving yarn comes directly from a family-run mill in Florence, Italy. It is thick and textured and perfect for scarves, shawls, or other projects where you want a soft, textured yarn. Skeins are 150-175 grams and have approximately 525 yards. Suitable for warp and weft 20 wpi, recommended sett of 10-15 epi.
Japanese Silk Stainless Steel Weaving Yarn This silk stainless steel weaving yarn is created by ITO Yarns in Japan ~ this line of yarn is called Tetsu. Tetsu is a wonderful marriage of silk and metal. A stainless steel filament twisted with mulberry silk adds "memory" to the fabric and allows it to be formed or shaped sculpturally after it comes off the loom. It's a very fine yarn most suitable as weft - you can pair it with another strand of a different material, or weave with a single strand. 15 grams, .5 ounces. 269 yards. 60 wraps per inch. 61% silk, 29% stainless steel. Hand wash, lay flat to dry. Made in Japan.