silk & steel!

Posted: March 24, 2014 by Mo Crow in Lace

silk and steelvery fine hair thin steel wrapped in silk
this thread arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon, there is a lot of potential here, it has a quiet strength…

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Exciting Mo, can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s tricky to work, the steel breaks quite easily when it’s over worked, will try combining it with the old top strings from Old Man Crow’s guitar steel & silk lace

  2. Carol says:

    You can do it, Mo! Whatever you make will be amazing, I’m sure…

    • Mo Crow says:

      I want to have a go at setting some moonstones & a pale blue sapphire that I was gifted recently into a froth of steel & silk lace to look like sea foam and sand….

  3. deanna7trees says:

    looks like an insect on the run.

  4. deedeemallon says:

    “froth of steel and silk lace” sounds amazing… can you crochet it?

  5. Dana says:

    This yarn blends contradictions….the fineness of silk would seem to be opposite of the strength of steel, yet the steel breaks easily, and silk is the strongest of fibers. I’ll bet whatever you make with it will play between strength and delicacy and be the more beautiful and interesting for that.

  6. i got some of this, too. i love dairing!

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s interesting to work with… am still working out what it will be good for… doubled it is is very strong… plaited is interesting too

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