Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by PhilA » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:31 pm

daringduffer wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:07 pm
I look forward to the medium dun silk.
Don't get your hopes up. The medium dun is a hen cape. But, nice try ...

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Re: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Colors – Wet and Dry

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm

Phil, thanks for the comparison between waxed and unwaxed silk. I’m not sure if I’m totally correct but didn’t all the past masters always wax their silk? I’m also wondering if waxed silk is stronger than unwaxed. I can certainly imagine it frays less from a fishes teeth. When I want to keep a color bright I’ll wrap a underbody of white silk or United-stretch. Much of the darkening is due to the silk getting a little transparent when wet and the hook colour showing through.
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