A Cocoon Sheet is produced on a special machine for the production of mesh fabrics made of silk cocoons. The sheet consists of individual layers, which can be easily pulled apart. They show the typical diamond structure of all silk products and give handmade silk paper a compleetly new, beautiful structure. The fiber content is higher than that of Hankies, the fibers can be spun or felted with the needle (hand or machine), which makes the beautiful character of the Painter's Threads colors particularly effective! In wet felting, they can be used together with wool.
List of products by brand Painter Threads
There are 16 products.
Heavily twisted thread made from mercerised, long staple egyptian cotton, a very high-quality cotton thread. The basic material is Finca® Pearl Cotton made by Presencia Hilaturas in Valencia®. The shine is being enhanced by the strong twist. Pearl Cotton is mostly used in sizes: 3 (thickest), 5, 8 and 12. While working with it, the thread should be re-twisted to ensure stability of structure and shine.
Finca® Pearl Cotton # 5 - skein 25m
Gimp is traditionally the material for the making of kwatjes. It is a cotton core wire that is tightly wound by viscose yarn. With this yarn you can get many different sides, think of the use in passementen, French/ chinese knots and couchen, " or the alignment of an embroidered piece.
The yarn is about 1 mm thick.
Linen evenweave 45x45 cm 100% linen 28ct/ 11er
Suitable for cross stitch, cushion covers, tote bags, quilting and patchwork. Fabric count is 10 F/cm - 28ct after washing. During dyeing the fabric is being washed and does not shrink any further.
A great all-rounder among the metallic threads. One or more plies used as a blending filament shows off the random colours with a very tender effect; providing a special accent for any embroidery.4 plies or more are strong enough to be worked with on their own. Their subtle sparkling appearance putting the embroidered area in a very special light. Use all plies for couching, include it in your felting piece, twist it into beautiful cords, add a special effect to your silk paper (instant as well as regular) and it can of course be used for any embroidery stitch
Seven ply stranded thread, i.e. the thread consists of 7 single strands of spun silk, that have been loosely twisted. It is easy to pull out each strand individually. The shine is rather dull. It is spun of short silk fibres and relatively "elastic" and will easily lay flat on the fabric. The single thread is slightly thicker than the more well-known stranded cotton, but much softer and more “fluffy". It creates a very smooth surface.
Seven ply stranded thread, i.e. the thread consists of 6 single strands of silk, that have been loosely twisted. It is easy to pull out each strand individually. It is made from non-spun silk, with an additional slight twist and has is a very high gloss factor. It can be used like stranded cotton. A single thread of silk is slightly thicker than the single cotton strand.