Silk Thread.

Q: I have seen 'Gudebrod' thread referred to as a fiber for beaded knitting. Does anyone know what size of thread would be used, and where the thread can be purchased?

A: 'Fire Mountain Gems': (800)423-2319 carries the 'Gudebrod' silk. I have used size E and F for doing beaded knitting, they both work well! I have also used the 'Kanagawa' silk. It comes on a 20 meter card and is enough to do one small pendant bag. If you prefer online shopping, you can purchase both the 'Gudebrod' and the 'Kanagawa' online at http://www.lacis.com/catalog/catalog.htm. Size "E" is the size you would usually use for restringing pearls. I carry this and other sizes of 'Gudebrod' silk, and can also give you instructions for making a self-needle out of the thread, negating the need for using needles. I have found that the silk thread 'E' is used a lot in crocheted beaded purses, as well as for knitting. 'Fire Mountain Gems' stocks every color, and a lot of different sizes. Not just 'E'.