100% Silk, 9 weight, 20 m spool
It is believed that quilting weight thread is the closest today to 18th century button hole twist. But to hand sew with this thread you must be sure to wax it first otherwise it will unravel. Using smaller lengths will also help. This thread will also work for making death head buttons or other passementerie buttons.
Tire thread is made only from the highest grade of filament silk and sold mostly for machine sewing. It will slide effortlessly through the machine. The twist is designed to prevent slipping and skipping of stitches forming a strong seam.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 27 March, 2010.