Silk threads are created through a meticulous process that uses natural sources from silkworms, usually mulberry silkworms (Bombyx mori).
- A process that begins with the collection of silkworm cocoons. Each cocoon unfolds using a spread that can be up to 1,500 meters long.
- The collected cocoons are then soaked in hot water to soften the sericin – responsible for binding chemicals together. Ten softening processes that facilitate the unwinding of silk threads.
- The softened cocoons are unwound and the artificial switches are wound onto spools.
- The unwound silk fibers are then twisted into threads of incredible durability.
- The finished thread is easy to dye. Silk absorbs dyes well and is resistant to fading.
- The finished silk threads are wound onto bobbins, cones or skeins and are ready for distribution and use in a variety of textile and sewing applications.
The “60/2” marking in the threads refers to their thickness. What exactly does it mean?
The first number (60 in this case) indicates the thickness of the thread. This number indicates the number of meters per gram of yarn. The higher it is, the thinner the thread is. In this case, it means a medium-thick thread – perfect for sewing, embroidery and even lace-making.
The second number indicates the number of strands twisted together to form the thread. In this case, “2” means that two single strands are twisted together to form the final strand.
So “60/2” means a medium-thick silk thread made of two single threads, each gram of which is 60 meters of thread.