Weaving with JST's 30/2 Silk
100% bombyx silk spun in Switzerland. 30/2 silk is available in 100 g skeins with 1,650 yds/skein (7,500 yds/lb).
This silk produces a lusciously soft fabric. We recommend that when winding your warp you wind with 2 ends in your hand. This will reduce the number of interlacements going through your lease sticks and make winding on much easier. If you can’t buy two skeins, then wind your single skein into two balls. It is also advisable to wind this silk onto spools or if using a ball winder to put a sleeve on the ball winder. Access the yarn from the outside of the ball rather than the inside.
For optimum drape we sett 30/2 silk it at 28 epi for Plain Weave and 30 for Twill. Check out Jane’s Master Sett Chart for ideas and setts for combining silk with other fibres.
Please note that these silks are small batch dyed and will appear very different than on your monitor. While we do everything we can to ensure that our dye lots are consistent, we do experience variations. If there is a dye lot difference between skeins in your order, we will contact you BEFORE completing your order.
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