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Buttonhole Silk #16

Kimono Silk #100

Quilter's Silk #16

Silk Embroidery Floss #25/3-ply

Silk Ribbon

Tiara Variegated Silk #50

Silk #30 (Tire Brand)

Silk #50 (Tire Brand)

Kimono Silk Color Card
Kimono Silk Color CardTiara Variegated Silk Color Card
 Silk Threads by Superior Threads

Buttonhole Silk

  • Available in 121 colors.
  • Buttonhole #16/3-ply silk thread is great for heavier-thread applications such as stitching buttonholes on garments, hand embroidery, needlepoint, and hand quilting.
  • Colorfast.
  • Can be used for beading and stringing pearls.
  • Size E (.47 mm in diameter).

Kimono Silk

  • Available in 80 colors.
  • Ideal for hand appliqué and invisible machine appliqué, bobbin thread, and detail quilting. 
  • Kimono Silk #100 seems to disappear, hiding stitches and allowing the fabric to lie flat. 
  • Colorfast.
  • Size A (.16mm in diameter).

Quilter's Silk

  • Available in 36 colors.
  • Quilter's Silk is a size #16 Japanese filament silk thread.  
  • Ideal for decorative stitching, hand embroidery, and machine embroidery.
  • Can be used for beading and stringing pearls.
  • Colorfast.
  • Size E (.47 mm in diameter).
Silk Embroidery Floss
  • Available in 25 colors.
  • Silk Embroidery Floss is a #25/3-ply Japanese filament silk floss.  With beautiful sheen and strength, hand embroidering with this floss is a joy.
  • Beautiful variegated colors create a bold appearance.
  • Colorfast.
  • .67 mm in diameter.
Silk Ribbon
  • Available in 30 colors.
  • Three widths available: 2 mm, 4 mm, and 7 mm
  • 100% Japanese Silk Ribbon.  
  • Great for silk ribbon embroidery, lace, couching, and bobbin work. 
  • Colorfast.
Tiara Variegated Silk
  • Available in 24 colors.
  • Tiara Variegated Silk is a #50 Japanese filament silk thread.
  • Ideal for embroidery and decorative stitching.
  • Colorfast.
  • Size B (.21 mm in diameter).
Silk #30 and Silk #50 (Tire Brand)
  • Silk #50 (Tire Brand) is available in 171 colors.
  • Silk #30 (Tire Brand) is available in 71 colors.
  • Silk (Tire Brand) is available in two sizes, #30 and #50.
  • Ideal for construction, quilting, and appliqué.
  • Colorfast.
  • Can be used for beading and stringing pearls.
  • Silk #50 (Tire Brand) = Size B (.21 mm in diameter).
  • Silk #30 (Tire Brand) = Size D (.29 mm in diameter).
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Recommended Needle and Tension Settings

Please follow the recommended Needle Size and Tension Settings for specific threads by viewing our Reference Guides.