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Gima Silk Tape Individual Hand-Painted Bobbins: Color Twenty-Eight

  • $6.50
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This rare and gorgeous gima silk tape (also known as Straw Silk) is composed of seven strands of mulberry silk combined to create a flat ribbon-like structure.  We imported this silk from the factory in Japan that produces it. Gima means “like linen,” called so because this striking yarn has the crisp feel of linen. As you use it, it softens up slightly but always retains a nice body. It takes dye beautifully and is an absolute pleasure with which to weave. We have used it for: weaving, embroidery, needlepoint (14 or 18 mesh canvas), kumohimo, crochet and knitting. 
All dye lots are limited to a maximum of 45 bobbins. Although we do not exactly repeat dye lots, we do try to recreate our fan favorites. If you are planning to need a certain number of bobbins to finish a piece, we suggest purchasing what you need up front  because eventually any given color way will run out.

Each Gima Silk Bobbin holds 12 yards of silk.