Pure Silk Thrums are small skeins of premium silk thrums with the woven sari fabric attached. These luscious fibers can be cut from the fabric and wound off, spun, or used with any of the above mentioned techniques.
Each bag is slightly different in colour. They are fantastic and lush. It's fun to spin and very unique for crafting, decoupage, dollmaking, scrapbooking and tons of other projects.They are fringy remnants left over from the sari making process. They often have a selvedge of sari fabric at the edge and the remaining warp threads of filament silk in the center, and are twisted into a skein for easy handling. Use them in felting, fusing, doll making… have fun! Thrums come in a bag of assorted sizes and colours.
These needles are much stronger than other brands and will NOT break as easily if used correctly. Lime Needle description: 32 gauge / 3x3x3 barbs / 3.5 inch / coarse, fast Use Lime for cross-bred and coarse wools, such as Romney, Leicester or Lincoln, and fibres of similar or coarser diameter, such as Mohair, human hair and Hemp and Linen. Lime is a thick needle and should not be used with medium and finer fibres, (such as Merino or Alpaca) Pick Lime to secure fibre designs on thicker batts with a vertical stabbing action and to cross-link layers of wool in a pile prior to wet felting. to define design outlines prior to wet felting using an angled stabbing action. for speedy initial felting during early stage felting of sculptural projects, use both stabbing and jiggling actions. Once fibres begin to form felt this needle resists penetration and becomes harder to use, so change to needles such as Pink orMauve to form felt farther or Brown to create indentations. Green Needle description: 36 gauge / 3x3x3 barbs / 3 inch / fast; Use Green for early stages of felting coarse (cross-bred) wools. Green can also be used with medium wools such as Corriedale and Halfbred where the presence of pronounced...
Optim is a treatment which stretches the wool fibres to make the product longer and a lot finer. in the range of 12-14 Microns. Price is for 100 grams.
Scrappy batts are batts made from multi colours taken from the drums. They are approx 1800x300 and weigh approx 100gm.Added to the batt are amounts of angelina fibres, banana, bamboo, mohair, alpaca, silk, sari silk yarn and silk throwsters .These are not all added to each batt, but at least four are mixed in to give an amazing blend for spinning or felting. All scrappy batts vary , so that all are of different colour mixes. They are fun and give amazing results. These batts are currently in amazingly high demand. Felt makers just love them and most are sold out with a hour when we attend trade days. Price is for 100 grams.