9 drm Gilt and 90% Silver Tambours (used on the Plimoth Jacket) were designed as metal bobbin lace threads. They can also be used as passings for small scale stitches. The scale of the threads, when paired and twisted in bobbin lace, produces the perfect reproduction thickness. 90% silver is used to prolong the lifetime of the metal appearance, as tarnishing is a natural occurrence for metal threads and was during the 17th century as well.
The tubes are 25 grams each. We used a little over three tubes of each of the 9 drm Tambours to make all the bobbin lace for the Plimoth jacket. The lace is 1 1/4" deep and runs over several yards in length.