Inside each kit you will find:
- A large, clear, colour chart with symbols.
- Silk gauze, ready mounted on card for your convenience
- 'Madeira' stranded cotton for all 32 and 40hpi kits (already held in a numbered thread holder)
- Pure extra fine 'Mulberry Silk' for all the 48hpi & 56hpi kits
- A needle
- Colour photo of the design and full instructions
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A word about Silk Gauze
Silk gauze is a wonderful fabric to work on. The holes are extremely clear and the fabric very fine and flexible. Therefore it moulds itself perfectly to working in small scale.
The largest (and therefore the easiest) gauge silk gauze included in my kits is 32 hpi (holes per inch). The holes in this gauze are relatively large and you may find that in a good light you will not require magnification.
40hpi gauze is slightly finer and probably the most popular. A surprising amount of detail can be obtained using 40 hpi gauze and the finished results are very effective.
48 hpi gauze is that much finer and my particular favourite. Silk thread has to be used in preference to cotton, which is too thick, but the needle used has a fairly large eye and is quite easy to thread. It's not too hard on the eyes either.
The finest is 56hpi. Incredible detail can be obtained from the finer mesh but you will probably find it necessary to use a magnifier and I always recommend good light for all sizes.
Please go to the materials page for prices on purchasing silk gauze.
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