Exquisite Silk Embroidery Threads
Known as the Queen of fibres, silk is renowned for its strength, luxurious look, soft touch and durability. It's also the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.
Our silk embroidery thread is sourced directly from ITO and Venne. Both brands are world-renowned embroidery, needlecraft and cross-stitch supplies manufacturers. This means you can be sure your silk floss and thread is of the highest quality.
Our ITO silks are ideal for embroidery, sewing and quilting. They can be used for hand stitching or machine work. Whereas our fine Venne embroidery silk threads are perfect for delicate weaving projects such as bobbin lace and shawls.
The silk threads in our shop are available in a range of great colours, making it easy for you to find a floss suitable for your project. From classic neutrals to bold and bright.
Characteristics of Silk Embroidery Threads
Silk embroidery threads possess several exceptional qualities that make them stand out from other materials. Let's explore these characteristics:
Luxurious Sheen:Silk threads are renowned for their lustrous appearance, lending a captivating radiance to any embroidered design. The natural luster of silk reflects light beautifully, creating an unparalleled visual appeal.
Softness and Smoothness:Silk embroidery threads glide effortlessly through fabric, allowing for smooth and precise stitches. This quality ensures that your embroidery work is not only visually stunning but also feels luxurious to the touch.
Strength and Durability: Despite their delicate appearance, silk threads are surprisingly strong and durable. This strength ensures that your embroidered creations withstand the test of time, making them suitable for heirloom pieces or long-lasting artwork.
Colourfastness:Silk threads retain their vibrant colours over time, resisting fading or bleeding. This quality ensures that your embroidered designs remain vivid and true, enhancing their longevity and beauty.
Tips for Working with Silk Embroidery Threads
Working with silk embroidery threads requires a delicate touch and attention to detail. Here are some tips to help you make the most of these exquisite threads:
Prepare your threads: It's a good idea to condition your silk threads before starting your embroidery project. To lessen fraying and tangling, you can gently run them silk threads through beeswax or a thread conditioner.
Use the proper needles:To reduce friction and prevent snagging, choose needles made exclusively for silk embroidery. Needles with a small eye for needlework or sharps are suitable options.
Stitching techniques: Experiment with different stitch techniques to bring out the best in silk threads. The smoothness of silk allows for precise execution of satin stitches, split stitches, or French knots, adding depth and texture to your designs.
Keep your work safe: Because silk threads can be delicate, it's important to keep your stitching from sustaining too much damage. To prevent fading or damage, keep it out of direct sunlight and preserve it in fabric or acid-free tissue paper.
Why Buy Silk Thread Online From Our Collection?
At Thread Collective, our mission is to do more than just help your embroidery project come to life. We want your needlework to last. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond to source our products from brands with verified product quality.
Our rigorous quality standards are what set us apart from other embroidery materials suppliers. From embroidery threads to lowery workstands, cross-stitch frames to fabrics and needlecraft tools - every single one of our products is screened for quality, before arriving at your door.
You can browse our collection of silk threads today and inspect the quality yourself. You won’t be disappointed!