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SATIN CORD - FOR KUMIHIMO & MORE> 1mm Nylon Satin > 2mm Nylon Satin
Satin Cord

Satin cord is a shimmery cord that reflect lights. It is soft and slippery to touch. It is a woven cord with a center core. Originally it was made of silk. Now it is made either with rayon over a cotton center or it is made with nylon. The U.S.A made satin is made out of rayon with a cotton center. The Chinese made satin is 100% nylon. Both can be used as cords for necklaces, for stringing beads with large holes and for Chinese ornamental knotting.

Personal Note - I use satin cord as the central core of hand braided and kumihimo cords. Satin cord has no elasticity, so the braid will not stretch over time. Since the satin cord is hidden inside the braid, basic colors are fine. If the length of the braided cord needs adjusting, pull on the core to shorten the braid, or pull the braid.

Main Difference between Rayon and Nylon Satin Cord
- The Rayon Satin has a finer texture than the Nylon Satin, but it also more subject to damage and harder to keep clean than Nylon Satin cord.
- Nylon Satin cord ends can be melted with the Thread Burner or Cord Zapper making it easier to finish pieces. The Rayon Satin ends need to be glued, they cannot be melted.
- Rayon Satin can be washed by hand, but colors may bleed. Nylon Satin colors are more stable, but dye lots are not always even as nylon is harder to dye than rayon.
- Rayon Satin diameter varies a bit more from roll to roll especially for the larger sizes.
- As to sizes, they do not quite compare. The 1mm Nylon Satin is the thinnest. The Rayon Satin #2, the thickest.
Still not sure which one you want? Request samples!

Diameter Sizes
1mm Nylon Satin ~ 1mm Ø
- sold by the yard, 10 yd bobbin and spools
Rayon Satin Size #0 ~ 1.2mm Ø - sold by the yard
Rayon Satin Size #1 ~ 1.6-1.8mm Ø
- sold by the yard
2mm Nylon Satin ~ 2mm Ø
- sold by the yard, 5 yd bobbin and spools
Rayon Satin Size #2 ~ 2-2.5mm Ø
- sold by the yard

 

RAYON SATIN - 10 colors currently in stock - Sold by the yard
Rayon with cotton center cord. Made in the USA.

Size #0 ~ 1.2mm Ø - Petite also called bugtail or petite rattail
Size #1 ~ 1.6-1.8mm Ø - Lightweight
also called mousetail or lightweight rattail
Size #2 ~ 2-2.5mm Ø - Heavyweight
also called rattail or heavyweight rattail
Expect diameter variations especially in larger sizes.

$0.50 per yard (0.915 m) - Choose size - Change quantities at checkout
Satin Rattail Cord
Satin Rattail Cord
Satin Rattail Cord
Satin Rattail Cord
Satin Rattail Cord
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