Superior's Silk Threads
Our silk threads are all made from premium 100% filament Japanese silk. Filament silk fibers are smooth, strong, and lint free. We love sewing and quilting with silk threads, especially its gorgeous high-sheen presence. Our silk threads are available in five different thicknesses and hundreds of color choices. Whether you want to hand embroider, sew and piece, or quilt we have the silk thread you are looking for.
Our silk threads:
16 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for hand sewing and embellishment. Enjoy the strength and sheen of Buttonhole Silk for hand sewing projects. This thick, strong thread is commonly used for hand accent work. Available in 121 solid colors. Buttonhole Silk can also be used for beading and stringing pearls.
100 wt./2-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting, applique, and binding. Kimono Silk is incredibly smooth and strong, especially considering its fine diameter. Silk threads have a beautiful natural sheen and are a favorite for binding quilts, by hand or machine. Available in 80 colors, including favorite neutral and blending color tones, Kimono Silk will almost disappear into the fabric.
16 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Enjoy natural sheen with Quilter’s Silk for decorative stitching by hand or machine. This heavier, strong thread is commonly used for decorative topstitching. Available in 36 solid colors. Quilter’s Silk can also be used for beading and stringing pearls.
Silk Embroidery Floss
25 wt,/3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for hand embroidery. Our Silk Embroidery Floss is a smooth and strong variegated thread that is a joy to stitch with. Each tube consists of 16 yards of a 3-ply thread. For a thinner stitch, unravel the plies and stitch with one strand.
50 wt./2-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Tiara silk is naturally high sheen and strong. The variegated colors are precision dyed with a one-inch color change interval. Smooth with no lint, Tiara Silk is available in 24 colors.
Tire Silk #30
30 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and decorative stitching. Enjoy beautiful sheen with the natural strength of silk when quilting by hand or machine. Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster combined with an extremely smooth finish. Available in 71 solid colors.
Tire Silk #50
50 wt./3-ply filament silk thread. Designed for quilting and sewing. Enjoy beautiful sheen with the natural strength of silk. As a 50 wt. thread, Tire Silk #50 is fine enough to blend when quilted and doesn't add bulk at the seams when sewn. Silk has a naturally bright and bold luster combined with an extremely smooth finish. Available in 171 solid colors.
Superior's Silk Ribbon is made from 100% Japanese silk fibers. All variegated colors have an exclusive one-inch color change interval which gives the ribbon the look of colors found in nature. Popular for embellishment, Superior Silk Ribbon makes fantastic flowers and landscape effects on art quilts and hand-sewn projects. Available in the following widths: 2mm, 4mm, and 7mm.