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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:51 pm
by Terrestrial12
I agree gossamer is roughly 6/0. So would the Belding silk be bigger or smaller. Idk how how 0.17768mm compares without knowing what pearsalls or anything else measures

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:09 pm
by wsbailey

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:34 pm
by wsbailey
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Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:25 pm
by Terrestrial12
Hey guys. While looking around trying to find a source to buy kimono silk (other than superior threads) I came across some info that might be helpful. I always ask and hear people always ask "how does it compare to pearsalls"? And the answer is "well it's a little smaller, around 8/0". Well I saw kimono works out to 124 denier. So hope it's helpful and just thought Id share.

Re: Kimono/Pearsall coordinated numbers

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:02 pm
by LenaRd
Terrestrial12 wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:02 pm Anybody have any experience with Belding Corticelli silks? Or how size "A" is in comparison to pearsalls or any other related ought or denier?
From cane rod builders here's a chart of how many wraps it takes to cover a given length with Pearsall's Gossamer and Naples in the mix. Remembering wrapping a rod doesn't include twisting the thread and that Kimono is a 2-strand whereas Pearsall's was 3-strand. The 2-strand types appear to obdurate{flatten out} quite a bit more than the 3-strand when not twisted. I've wrapped Kimono next to YLI in the 100wt version and get +/- 1 wrap per 100. When twisted I've found Kimono the same, or slightly smaller, than Pearsall's for diameter. Definitely stronger and without the annoying breaks/knots Gossamer has.

Chart has a misprint with the Janome being 72 not 7 as shown.