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Thread Comparison Chart

The comparison chart will enable you to choose a silk which is as near as possible in size to the other threads shown in the chart.

The last column lists suitable uses for the silks but these are only suggestions.

Silk ProductDenierApproximate Yarn ComparisonSuitable For
2/20 Fine Twisted Silk click HERE to view range30Thinner than Brok 180
or
Egyptian 140
Honiton Lace
Miniature Embroidery
4/20 Fine Twisted Silk click HERE to view range60Egyptian 120 or Brok 160
Slightly thinner than Tanne 80
Honiton Lace
Miniature Embroidery
Rod Whipping
6/20 Fine Twisted Silk click HERE to view range90Tanne 80
DMC Retors 80
Egyptian 100
Brok 140
Pipers 210/2 Spun Silk
Floss Silk
Fine Bucks Point Lace
Bucks Point Lace
Rod Whipping
Machine
Floss Silk - click HERE to view range90-100Tanne 80
DMC Retors 80
Egyptian 100
Brok 140
Pipers 210/2 Spun Silk
Pipers 6/20 Twisted Silk
Helen M Stevens' Embroidery
Sandi Woods' Designs
Embroidery
Bucks Point Lace
Fly-tying
210/2 Spun Silk click HERE to view range90Tanne 80
DMC Retors 80
Egyptian 100
Brok 140
Pipers Floss Silk
Pipers 6/20 Twisted Silk
Fine Bucks Point Lace
Bucks Point Lace
Machine
140/2 Spun Silk click HERE to view range130Retors DMC 50/60
Brok 80/2
Brilliante 50/60
Madeira 50
Tanne 50
Crochet Cotton 80
Mettler 60/2
Pipers 90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk
Fine Bucks Point Lace
Bucks Point Lace
Machine
90/2 Twisted Gloss Silk click HERE to view range180-190Retors DMC 50/60
Brok 80/2
Brilliante 50/60
Madeira 50
Tanne 50
Crochet Cotton 80
Mettler 60/2
Pipers 140/2 Spun Silk
Sandi Woods' DesignsFine Bucks Point Lace
Bucks Point Lace
Rod Whipping
Machine
130/3 Spun Silk click HERE to view range210Between Tanne 30 and Tanne 50Fine Bucks Point Lace
Bucks Point Lace
Machine
Miniature Knitting
100/3 Spun Silk click HERE to view range270Cordonnet 100
Brok 36/2
Fil-a-dentelles 80
Gutermann S303 (100/3 Spun Silk)
Pipers 90/3 Twisted Gloss Silk
Torchon Lace
Needle Lace
Machine
Miniature Knitting
90/3 Twisted Gloss Silk click HERE to view range290-300Tanne 30
Cordonnet 100
Brok 36/2
Fil-a-dentelles 80
Gutermann S303 (100/3 Spun Silk)
Pipers 100/3 Spun Silk
Sandi Woods' Designs
Torchon Lace
Lace Gimps/Course Thread
Rod Whipping
Machine
80/3 Twisted Gloss Silk click HERE to view range330Tanne 30
Cordonnet 100
Brok 36/2
Gutermann S303 (100/3 Spun Silk)
Pipers 100/3 Spun Silk
Pipers 80/3 Spun Silk
Sandi Woods' Designs
Torchon Lace
Lace Gimps/Course Thread
Rod Whipping
Machine
Tatting
Needle Lace
80/3 Spun Silk click HERE to view range330Tanne 30
Retors Brilliante 30
Fil-a-dentelles 70
DMC Cordonnet 70
Madeira 30
Swedish Linen 100
Linen 40/2
Brok 36/2
Gutermann S303 (100/3 Spun Silk)
Pipers 100/3 Spun Silk
Pipers 80/3 Spun Silk
Sandi Woods' Designs
Bruges Lace
Torchon Lace
Lace Gimps/Course Thread
Needle Lace
Rod Whipping
Machine
Tatting
80/3 Fine Silk Gimp click HERE to view range330as aboveas above
Buttonhole silk (fine)
50/2 Fine Silk Gimp click HERE to view range360as aboveas above
70/3 Fine Silk Gimp click HERE to view range390Buttonhole silk
60/3 Medium Silk Gimp click HERE to view range450Between Tanne 30 and Cotton Perle 12Buttonhole silk
480 Medium Silk Gimp click HERE to view range480as above
34/2 Medium Silk Gimp click HERE to view range540Cotton Perle 12
Brok 24/3
Cordonnet Special 50
50/3 Medium Silk Gimp click HERE to view range560as aboveButtonhole silk (medium)
43/3 Medium/Thick Silk Gimp click HERE to view range620Broder 16/18
Coats Crochet 40
40/3 Thick Silk Gimp click HERE to view range675as 43/3Buttonhole silk -Gutermann
30/3 Thick Silk Gimp click HERE to view range900Cotton Perle 8/12
Madeira 12
Buttonhole silk -Gutermann
90/9 Thick Silk Gimp900as above
Heather Mixture Silk Gimp click HERE to view range600/800as above
15/2 Very Thick Silk Gimp click HERE to view range1200Tootal Crochet
Madeira Decor