More on the sewing thread

The Lendrum has made it SO MUCH EASIER to produce sewing thread. This is a three-ply tightly twisted organzine. I’m using three filaments per ply, and it’s making up to about the weight of Size C from Belding Corticelli; I hope to be able to make some Size A as well, for finer weaving.

This is the three ply, approximately 20 twists per inch each way.

Because the raw silk is stiff, the skein stands upright, like a stick.

The silk, boiled off. Yes, I used this picture earlier.

Laid across a spool of Belding Corticelli Size C sewing silk. I want to make Size A, too – but I may end up having to adjust the filament size to get there. We’ll see what a 2×3 looks like!

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  1. zoezebra
    zoezebra says:

    Sigh… I love your silk! Also, loved the post of hot guys covered in mud. That one made my day.

    Any chance you’d sell some…?

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Ya know, I haven’t really reconsidered cost-of-silk since I got the newer wheel. It’s still likely to be way too high to market effectively, because of the fact that I’m typically buying cocoons to supplement the ones I raise, and they’re averaging $100 a kilo.

    However, I do frequently trade for interesting work – like, if you’ve got a project in mind, I could send enough silk that you could make one for you and one for me? I love having things made from my silk….

  3. unluckymonkey
    unluckymonkey says:

    Hey you! I just entered an online contest for free cereal and thought of your love’s hobby of entering contests. I was wondering how he finds all the contests to enter. I thought I’d see if I couldn’t try for a bunch of free toys/baby products but don’t know how to get started finding anything. TIA for any advice you’ve got. 🙂

  4. admin
    admin says:

    Hey! Most of his stuff, he finds through
    http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/
    It’s got whole communities, thousands of people, you can find specialty groups for particular kinds of contest, hints on how to do the entries, etc.

    Good luck with it! I know that if you do it persistently, you can get lots of cool stuff.

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