Sewing, quilting, and other needlework crafts are classic hobbies that are seeing new interest as they become trendy once again. No matter what type of needle craft one chooses to participate in, if they are serious about the quality of their work (for example, if it is going to be worn or used as a gift) they will want to use high end materials. An example of such a material is silk thread, which is well known for its quality and durability.
Silk is an all natural material, so those who are concerned with artificial ingredients can feel confident in using it. If farmed properly, silk is a sustainable and renewable material. Silk is a very general term, and one is sure to find many types with different properties. Like cotton and other threads, silk thread comes in many sizes, thicknesses, and colors. What type one chooses to use will depend on the application they plan to use the thread for, and how they want the material to look. If one wants a showy piece, they could purchase a bright, thick thread; but if they would like it to be subtle, they may purchase a thin, subdued type. Different types have different levels of luster, smoothness, and strength.
In general, this type of thread is well known for its durability and strength. It is the strongest type of thread made from natural fibers. This allows it to resist breakage and last for years.
Threads made from silk can be purchased from a number of retailers. Big box or department stores that have a crafts section may have a few selections, but a specialty craft or sewing store is likely to have a wider selection of quality threads to choose from. Silk is more expensive than traditional threads such as cotton, due to the increased quality.
Silk threads are unique tools that add beauty and strength to a variety of craft pieces.