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Silk Iki hand embroidery silk | ITO Yarns

Fine filament silk

ITO Iki is a fine filament silk thread for hand embroidery. The mulberry silk has an unsurpassable sheen and unique softness. Six filaments are loosely plied to a thickness of 1/71 NM or 21/6 Tram. Very fine embroidery lines and silk shading effects can be achieved by using a single thread or even splicing the thread. Multiple threads are used for stronger lines and filling areas (usually 2-8 strands). Traditionally multiple strands are also twisted by hand to achieve a different texture. Threads of different colours can be nicely blended and fine colour transitions realized. ITO Iki is available in 32 colours.


  • Composition: 100 % Silk
  • Yardage (Meter / Yards): 80 m / 87 yds
  • Care instruction: hand wash

Get a Sample Card

Not sure which colours to get? Purchase an ITO Iki Sample Card to see your options. Sample cards are recommended for true colours.