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Buttonhole Silk

Poly Quilter

Quilter's Silk

Silk Embroidery Floss

Silk Ribbon

So Fine! #30

Tiara Variegated Silk

Tire Silk #30

Tire Silk #50

Kimono Silk Color Card
Kimono Silk Color CardTiara Variegated Silk Color Card
Hand Embroidery Threads

Hand Embroidery threads usually consist of thick threads or floss which give off great presence when stitched.

Buttonhole Silk

  • Available in 121 colors.
  • Buttonhole silk is a #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).

Poly Quilter

  • Poly Quilter is a #30/3-ply extra-strength spun polyester thread.
  • Available in 36 variegated colors.
  • Precision-dyed for a beautiful color change pattern.
  • Cotton-like matte finish.
  • The look of cotton with the strength of polyester.

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.

So Fine! #30

  • Available in 50 solid colors. 
  • Lint free due to specially-designed processing.
  • Ideal for heavier quilting, outlining, and embroidery.
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).
Tire #30 and #50 Silk
  • Available in 171 colors.
  • Tire Silk is available in two sizes, #30 and #50.
  • Ideal for construction, quilting, and appliqué.
  • Colorfast.
  • Can be used for beading and stringing pearls.
  • Tire #50 = Size B (.21 mm in diameter.)
  • Tire #30 = Size D (.29 mm in diameter.)
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Recommended Needle and Tension Settings

All of our Hand Embroidery threads can be run through a machine except for our Silk Embroidery Floss.  Please follow the recommended Needle Size and Tension Settings for specific threads by viewing our Thread Reference Guides.