The thinnest pure silk embroidery thread set originally for Kyoto Nishijin precise embroidery. Each thread has a quite bright and soft luster. It can be used in any combination, split into or twisted together to make a thinner/thicker thread.
Not only for embroidery work, it also perfectly suit for beading, doll's hair, fly dressing and any other hand craft and hand sewing works.
- 1 color 25 meter, 27.3 yard - Paper core is 10 cm 3.9" long, 1.8 cm 0.7" diameter - 252 denier, 21 x 12 doubling, 12 strands
This is a set of 30/60 threads in different color which covers almost all colors embroidery artists using. If you would like to have less than 30 colors, please contact the seller. You can see the color number on the last photo uploaded on this page.
One single color: 2.5 USD each plus shipping 5 colors set: 12 USD plus shipping 10 colors set 20 USD plus shipping
Kyoto embroidery probably dates back to 794. Then, the new capital was established in Kyoto and a department of weaving was set up at the Imperial Court. Their beautiful fabric was further embellished with other traditional arts, such as the Yuzen dyeing technique.
By the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) Shibori fawn spot tie-dyeing and hand embroidery were other important methods of decorating fabric. The newly wealthy merchant class favored richly embellished kimono. In addition to stitched flat silk motifs, hand wrapped gold and silver embroidery thread was applied (couched on top of the fabric) in traditional patterns to imitate the brocades worn by the aristocracy.