Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

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Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:53 pm

Hey Folks,

I have become intrigued by the Valsesiana style of wet flies and would like to do them justice, apart from tying them in hand. My old friend Arthur Itis keeps me from doing that, even though I attempted a couple of size 12's. (We won't talk about those.)

Game bird feathers are used primarily, no domestic or farmed feathers. Fortunately, I have a pretty good selection of those.

The bodies are tied with Seta Bozzolo Italian embroidery silk, after splitting it to a single strand. I can't seem to find any no matter where I search. I did locate one place on Etsy that had four usable colors for $7 a spool. I almost ordered them, but $21 to ship four spools of thread seemed a bit high.

Anybody who knows where to source this fancy Italian silk, please let me know.
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Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by davidriley » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:11 am

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:53 pm Hey Folks,

I have become intrigued by the Valsesiana style of wet flies and would like to do them justice, apart from tying them in hand. My old friend Arthur Itis keeps me from doing that, even though I attempted a couple of size 12's. (We won't talk about those.)

Game bird feathers are used primarily, no domestic or farmed feathers. Fortunately, I have a pretty good selection of those.

The bodies are tied with Seta Bozzolo Italian embroidery silk, after splitting it to a single strand. I can't seem to find any no matter where I search. I did locate one place on Etsy that had four usable colors for $7 a spool. I almost ordered them, but $21 to ship four spools of thread seemed a bit high.

Anybody who knows where to source this fancy Italian silk, please let me know.
Hi Ron
Sounds an interesting venture.
I just looked on my search engine and found these links

https://www.themakery.shop/italian-silk ... hread.html

https://www.sewcurvy.com/corsetmakingsu ... hread.html

Hope they are of some use.
Looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:22 am

Thanks, David,

The Makery Shop lists all colors as out of stock. I'll have to explore the other site to see if they carry it. The Bozzolo silk is stranded like embroidery floss, so it's not a simple thread. I've done a couple with Pearsall's, but it lacks the look of the Bozzolo Seta Reale. It will be just my luck that Bozzolo is out of business.

I think I have some Pearsall's button hole twist that I have to dig out of it's hiding spot and give that a try.

Thanks for the effort.
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Post by Tom Smithwick » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:36 am

Hi Ron - I have some Chinese silk that's packaged like the Italian stuff, however it is smaller diameter. It looks more like Persalls Naples. Long story how I got it, but it is packed in cellophane in various colors. If you want a look at it, PM me your email and I will send a photo. All the writing is in Chinese, so I have no idea of its original purpose, definitely not as heavy as embroidery thread, however. It's free if it's of use to you.
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Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:52 pm

Thanks, Guys. Variant let me know about Hamels Fabrics this morning. They do have it in stock, in lots of colors. Tried to order through their web site and it wouldn't let me finish the order. I'll be calling on Monday. Appreciate everyone's efforts. For some reason, my google search didn't mention Hamels. It did suggest several corset shops though, so there's that.
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Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by Mike62 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:38 am

If I don't get out of the kitchen soon, I'm going to need a corset. 'Cooking through the pandemic' isn't just an idea, it's become a bad habit.
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Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by Theroe » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:00 pm

REE

I have a bunch of Gutterman Silk, which looks very close to the size and color what you need. I’ll send some pictures tomorrow when I’m back on the tying room.

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Re: Seta Bozzolo 24wt Silk Thread

Post by Mike62 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:00 pm

What Dana said. I've got a bunch of the Gutterman's, too; looks very similar.
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