The Kanagawa 1000 denier is a 3 ply twisted continuous filament silk thread of the highest quality. It also known as YLI 1000 denier silk or KNK 100% pure filament silk thread for top stitching. Although designed mainly for hand embroidery, needlepoint, and hand stitching for quilting, this silk thread is also great for beading, half-hitching, micro-macrame and cavandoli tapestry knotting. It is a colorfast thread with a super high sheen.
Personal note - I love this thread. I ply it into a larger thread for beading and wrapping. I also use it for half hitching in free-form cavandoli and micro-macrame in combination with nylon #18 and C-Lon Bead Cord. It has a lovely feel and sheen. The filaments are sturdy and well plied. It does well with manipulation unlike some other silk. The color range is great, especially now with the addition of the Fujix Tire Silk!
Note about Kanagawa availability:The US importer actively stocks about 60 colors. 87 additional colors are available by special order; 39 colors by order of 15 cards and 48 by orders of 30 cards. As many colors as possible are stocked including many of the special order colors. See the Fujix Tire Silk for additional color options. Fujix Tire and Kanagawa, are without a doubt the finest filament silk available. - Marion
About colors -While every attempt was made to reproduce thread colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors. Dye lots from manufacturer may vary!
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