Posts filed under ‘Stringing Material’

A Little About Silk Thread, and a Handy Chart

Gudebrod silk is one of my favorite stringing media – it comes in sizes as fine as Nymo, or thick enough to use with a large-holed gemstone bead. It is the ONLY thing to use for knotting! Silk is strong and supple, and comes in lovely colors from Plum to Chestnut. You can use the larger sizes (F to FFF) to crochet with beads, or for micro-macrame. And you can make a self-needle out of silk thread (I will cover that in a later post.) And did you know that fishermen use silk thread to tie decorative flies?

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Here is a handy chart to know how many yards are on a spool of Gudebrod silk beading thread.

sizeOO = 695 yards

size O = 600 yards

size A = 475 yards

size B = 390 yards

size C = 310 yards

size D = 260 yards

size E = 200 yards = 1/2 ounce

size F = 140 yards

size FF = 115 yards

size FFF = 101 yards

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January 29, 2008 at 10:28 pm 5 comments


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