Silkthreads

With this website we hope to give you a taster of our exquisite collections. We offer silk scarves, bags and accessories beautifully embroidered in silk, sumptious velvet scarves and bags with pompoms, jewellery in silk and shell, with beading and embroidery, silk flower brooches and a great collection of hemp bags.

01179 622352
lucy@silkthreads.co.uk
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Silk Scarf with smocking

Raw silk colours

Raw Silk Scarves

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Raw Crinkled Silk Scarves

Shot-silk Shawls

Silk linen and silk cotton scarves

Silk Linen Scarves

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Light Weight Zebra Striped Silk Scarves

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Hand-woven Silk Scarves

Hand painted silk scarf

Hand Painted Striped Silk Scarves

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Light Weight Printed Silk Scarves

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Silk Scarf with lines of smocking

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Silk Linen Printed Scarves

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Scrunchy Silk Scarf

Ruffle silk scarves

Ruffle Silk Scarves

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Hand Woven Water Effect Silk Scarves

Stitched silk with ruffle and shell

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Hand-woven Silk Scarves Thistle design

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Celtic Water Effect Silk Scarves

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Light Weight Crinkled Silk Scarves

Hand painted Silk scarves

Water Effect Silk Scarves

Silk

The most beautiful of all textile fibres acclaimed as the queen of textiles. It requires a great deal of labour to produce from the farmers who grow the mulberry leaves to feed the silk worms to the groups who raise the silk worms from the egg stage through to pupa & cocoon production. The cocoons are sorted according to colour, size, shape & texture as these affect the final quality of the silk, prior to being put through a series of hot & cold immersions to soften the silk filaments prior to unravelling and spinning into a continuous thread. The weaving is done on hand looms by craftspeople prior to being dyed and screen-printed. Some of the more economical light weight silk is produced in more commercial settings using modern machinery. All the silks are dyed or hand painted using AZO free dyes.

Tabby Silk

All the hand-woven smooth silk from EMA and MKS is called tabby silk.
References to Tabby Silk date back to Medieval Times. It has been described as “watered silk which has a surface like that of water with irregular, wavy markings”.
These silks are hand woven then screen-printed using AZO free dyes in West Bengal. The producers of both organisations comprise of women, the physically or mentally challenged and minority communities.

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