|Silk from City Needlework|
A friend sent me a sample selection of a new Chinese silk floss from City Needlework to try. I used it on the olive green leaves of Smilin' Jack. The silk strand is made of six plies and comes in a 6 meter skein (that's a bit over nineteen and a half feet). Each ply comes out easily from the bundle and handles well. The plies are slightly crinkled like a perle cotton in miniature so clearly they are not flat silk. The silk feels good and the colors I have are handsome. The City Needlework website shows a lot of colors available and $4 a skein for the 6 meter ones is a reasonable cost as silk prices go. I don't know how colorfast it is. I haven't tested the olive green I used. This is a silk worth trying out to see what you think. So far, my impression is positive but I have only used one color on a small area of one canvas.
If you happen to live anywhere near the San Mateo, CA shop, you might drop by and look at the colors and pick up a few to test. Anyone with comments, please speak up in the Comments section or email me at chillyhollow at hot mail dot com so I can post a comment for you. Thanks!
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