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EASTER DELIVERY AND SHUTDOWN DATES 2024 The workshop wiil be closed from THURSDAY 4TH APRIL 2024, we will re-open on MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2024. ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER 24TH MARCH 2024 will be processed after the workshop re-opens on 22nd April 2024.

Silk Gimp


Pipers SILK GIMPS range from fine 300 denier to thick 1,200 denier in size and are used extensively in lace, for buttonhole threads and tatting. 

The finer silk gimps are suitable as course threads for Honiton lace designs.

Buttonhole gimps start at 80/3 for Fine Gimp up to 40/3 Thick Gimp and 30/3 Thick Gimp. 

However, the 480 Silk Gimp and 90/9 Thick Gimp are less suitable silks for buttonholes due to their structure.

Gimp silks are popular silks for jewellery designers and for pearl stringing.

To find which size you require for your project, open the Thread Comparison Chart, simply look down the ‘Approximate Yarn Comparison’ column to find the thread suggested in your pattern to then identify the gimp in the list below. 

FINE SILK GIMPS 

80/3 FINE GIMP 50m

Denier: 360 
Used for: Sandi Woods' Designs/Lacemaking - (Bruges, Torchon, Milanese)/Lacemaking fine gimps/Tatting/Machine/Split Cane Fishing Rod restoration

50/2 FINE GIMP 50m

Denier: 360
Used for: Sandi Woods' Designs/Lacemaking (Bruges, Torchon, Milanese)/Lacemaking fine gimps/Tatting/Machine

70/3 FINE GIMP 35m

Denier: 390
Used for: Sandi Woods' Designs/Lacemaking - (Bruges, Torchon, Milanese)/Lacemaking fine gimps/Tatting/Machine


MEDIUM SILK GIMPS

480 MEDIUM GIMP 35m

Denier: 480
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Tatting

60/3 MEDIUM GIMP 35m

Denier: 450
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Tatting/Buttonholes

34/2 MEDIUM GIMP 35m

Denier: 540
Used for: Buttonhole silk/Lacemaking gimp/Tatting

50/3 MEDIUM GIMP 35m

Denier: 560
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Tatting/Buttonholes

43/3 MEDIUM/THICK GIMP 25m

Denier: 680
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Buttonhole silks/Tatting


THICK GIMPS

40/3 THICK GIMP 25m

Denier: 675
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Buttonhole silks/Tatting

30/3 THICK GIMP 25m

Denier: 900 
Used for: Buttonhole silk/Lacemaking gimp/Tatting

90/9 THICK GIMP 25m

Denier: 900 
Used for: Buttonhole silk/Lacemaking gimp/Tatting

HEATHER MIXTURE GIMPS 25m

Denier: 800
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Tatting/Buttonholes

15/2 VERY THICK GIMP 25m

Denier: 1,200
Used for: Lacemaking gimps/Tatting


Despatch times are shown on the DELIVERY page.
If you require your silks urgently, please email us directly once your order has been placed - 
email: 
susanpeck@pipers-silks.com