These Silk and Biron threads are used in Japan for making Traditional Kumihimo Obi-jime (the braided belt around the Kimono). A rope is a standard unit of thread to be used on one bobbin. Instructions on using ropes for braiding can be found in the Japanese Braiding book, by Jacqui Carey.
They are equally ideal for all other Braiding uses and textile techniques such as Embroidery, Lace,Tassel making etc.
Please note that BIRON is often known as "Imposter thread"
One rope of Premium silk contains on average- 42 strands of 2.7 metres (9 foot), giving a total length of 113 metres (125 yards).
One rope of Biron (Synthetic silk) contains on average- 39 strands of 2.7 metres (9 foot), giving a total length of 105 metres (115 yards).
One rope of Metalised Biron contains on average- 30 strands of 2.7 metres (9 foot), giving a total length of 80 metres (88 yards).
The Silk Braids are machine-made square braid (8H in Creative Kumihimo). They are 2.2 metres long(7ft) and 1.5mm thick(1/16th inch).
PLEASE NOTE: The Biron range has been replaced by SHIRUKKU which is another synthetic silk. It is available in a wider range of colours. However we will continue to describe this fibre as Biron as Shirukku is not well known.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT OCCASIONALLY THE NUMBER OF STRANDS PER PACK WILL VARY FROM THE ABOVE GUIDE.
All rights reserved. No part of our books may be reproduced, downloaded or used in any manner without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.