Filament Silk Wrapped Gimp is an innovative thread recreated from 17th century examples found on period needlework.
It is made by wrapping a silk core thread with another silk thread around the outside, making a very fine cord. The resulting thread is stiff like a gold thread yet coloured.
It can be couched as an outline around counted work or couched in rows to fill a shape. Sometimes it is twisted in a loop over and over again and couched down to make leaves on trees. The silk gimp is thin enough to be placed in a needle eye and stitched from french knots to needlelace.
The drapes, gowns, and tents in stumpwork are often seen in silk gimp. Lions and other animals are usually seen worked in silk gimp; either needlelace or couched.
100 % silk. 10 metres per spool. 35 colours.