A thick (~1 mm diameter) wavy silk gimp with a wire inside that allows it to be used to edge areas in stumpwork and be used for edgings of needlework items. The thread was used original in passementary (tassels) to give a unique texture. Available in many Au Ver a Soie colors. 2 meters in the package.
Four colors are new and were not in the Frostings 3 box: 945 (red), 2214 (Olive), 2216 (Dk. Olive) and Noir (Black).
If you want a clean end when cutting, use a small dab of rice paste glue on the area you will cut and let dry. Then cut through the glued area.
In the example picture, the silk facette gimp is used as the cream outline and the loops.
$ 21.00 - $ 42.00
Silk Gimp is a fabulous thread that is so versatile for 17th century embroidery. This version was made by wrapping a silk core thread with another silk thread around the outside, making a very fine cord. The resulting thread is stiff like a gold thread yet colored. It can be couched as an outline around counted work or couched in rows to fill a shape. Sometimes it is twisted in a loop over and over again and couched down to make leaves on trees. The silk gimp is thin enough to be placed in a needle eye and stitched from french knots to needlelace! The drapes, gowns, and tents in stumpwork are often seen in silk gimp. Lions and other animals are usually seen worked in silk gimp - either needlelace or couched.
The Cabinet of Curiosities Historic Colors are a collection of silks matched to 17th century stumpwork. The collection is available in many thread lines through Thistle Threads so matching colors can be found in different thread types. A highlight of the collection is deep sets of color families, dyed specially for the reproduction of 17th century stumpwork caskets. Here, silk gimp is available in the range of colors.
Each tube of silk gimp contains 10 meters of silk gimp.
Red Family -6235, 6015, 6234, 6233, 6231, 6030
Blue Family - 6202, 6205, 6204, 6203, 6202
Green Family - 6276, 6123, 6041, 6272, 6271, 6270
Beaver Brown Family - 6246, 6247, 6245, 6243
Russet Brown Family - 6268, 6266, 6265, 6263
Flame Family - 6214, 6213, 6211
Purple Family - 6134, 6262, 6260
Olive Family - 6274, 6273, 6272
Grey Family - 6294, 6292, 6290
$ 4.00 - $ 28.00
$ 7.00 - $ 9.00
Two families of matched striped fine silk gimps. These color families are designed for making couched or french knot rocks for grottos that are shaded. The striped coloring helps to emulate the look of granite. The threads can be used for other outlines and effects. One of each in the shade series in the package.
Each tube is 10 meters
Rust Blue Family - 109, 103, 112
Gold Blue Family - 115, 106, 120
This natural starch glue is used in place of fray check when working with threads. Use it to keep the ends of gimps from fraying on you while working with them. The pre-made paste makes it easy to use. 70 gram tube will last you a very long time. Use a small brush or needle to apply to areas or dip the end of a thread in it.
Used for bookbinding in Japan. Dries clear and slowly. Acid free and non-toxic.
Millary is usually today a gold thread, but in previous centuries, it was made in a mix of silk and gold. A thick wired thread, usually used in passementary, it is a wired gimp with a expanded gilt purl wrapped together with a secondary silk thread. This was used to form loops on tassels or construct medalions. This is about 2 mm wide at its widest and it is left over from a special fabrication for a conservation project. Made of a burnt red silk and an antiqued metal purl, it is a fantastically rare thread which can be used in unique ways for the creative thinker. Boxed in a 1 yard box.
These threads were made in a much more petite size in the 17th century, often in green for mounds of grass on sweet bags.