Rajmahal Art Silk Thread

$2.15

Rajmahal Art Silk Thread is a wonderful versatile thread that gives a special effect and silk lustre perfect for all types of needlework including Brazilian, Stumpwork, Crewelwork, general embroidery,  petit point and cross stitch.

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Rajmahal Art Silk Thread

Rajmahal Art Silk Thread is a wonderful versatile thread that gives a special effect and silk lustre perfect for all types of needlework including Brazilian, Stumpwork, Crewelwork, general embroidery,  petit point and cross stitch.

Available in stranded skeins of 6 strands each of 8 metres in 63 luscious Shades.

Rajmahal Art Silks are dyed so that shades are complementary to provide  perfect shading.   Art Silk colors range from the very rich and exotic, to delicate subtle pastels, on to the complex and deep renaissance shades.   A mixture of Rajmahal Art Silk Thread strands could also be tweeded together to create personalized and individual shades for a particular project.

Rajmahal Art Silk Thread is very similar to using other silk or rayon threads as it will give you an extraordinary special finish however silk threads can sometimes be a bit tricky to use, please read the following hints as provided by Rajmahal:

Preparing the Thread for use:

WindingIt is best to wind your skeins onto a card or spool prior to use. Remove label, cut the holding thread at the knot, then open skein out. Loop skein over thumb, then take the end of the skein and wind it thread around the hand, finishing with top over forefinger as in the diagram. Then wind thread from your hand to the card or spool.

Separating the Thread Strands

If using less than 6 strands, separate strands singly after cutting desired length. Take the end of the strand in one hand, holding the other strands together with your spare hand. Pull a single strand straight up from the bunch. Repeat until you have removed the desired number of strands. It is preferable to work with, rather than against, the grain or twist of the thread.

Successful Stitching with Rajmahal Art Silks

Art Silks can seem a little “springy” if you are used to working with wool or cotton. If you are noticing the “bounce”  you can “calm” the thread by

  • Passing the thread through an anti-static clothes dryer sheet
  • Running slightly damp cotton wool along strands just prior to use.
  • Pass thread lightly through beeswax (good for additional strength when using Art Silks in conjunction with metallics, shisha or sadi).
  • Spray thread lightly with spray starch
  • select the correct number of strands required for the work you are doing appropriate to the fabric you are using.
  • Use an appropriate needle suitable for the number of strands and your fabric.

Thread colors are shown next to their Shade number and name.

Please note: that online Color Charts  should only be used as a general guideline to allow for screen variances

Click HERE if you would like to add some addition sparkle to your work using DMC Metallic & Light Effects Threads

Click HERE if you would like to see a short video on how to do silk shading in long and short stitch by Sarah Homfray.

Shade Color:

Ecru, 25 Lagerfeld, 29 Charcoal, 44 Tangier Sand, 45 Baby Camel, 65 Laurel Green, 69 Undergrowth, 90 Winter White, 91 Wheat Gold, 94 Morrocan Gold, 96 White, 101 Jersey, 104 Cinnamon, 111 Dainty Lilac, 113 Purple Dusk, 115 Imperial Purple, 121 Bluebell, 122 Cossack Blue, 126 Royal Blue, 129 Navy, 131 Aquamarine, 133 Turquoise Green, 141 Mango Cream, 144 Persimmon, 152 Spring Leaf, 161 Alpine Spring, 165 Peacock Green, 171 Woodlands, 173 Boston Tan, 175 Earth, 181 Gentle Magenta, 184 Vibrant Musk, 200 Barely Pink, 201 Blue Alabaster, 202 Petal Pink, 211 Hyacinth, 221 Pastel Grey, 226 Gothic Grey, 231 Apricot Cream, 235 Hot Orange, 241 Dusky Rose, 243 Grape, 251 Sugar Melon, 253 Rina's Real Red, 255 Vermillion, 256 Hot Plum, 261 Citrus Sorbet, 264 Citron, 311 Fresco Oil, 371 Boticelli (flesh), 374 Realgar Red, 379 Titan, 407 Chatreuse, 421 Green Earth, 521 Maidenhair, 742 Damask Rose, 745 Bordeaux, 786 Blue Heaven, 788 Perfect Blue802 Melaleuca, 805 Sassafras, 841 Gilded Bronze, 926 Verdigris

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