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Published: 25 April 2020

By Andy Ross

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Article of the Week - number twelve

Every week a different piece from the studio collection is featured. This week it is a small piece of silver threadwork.

This piece was purchased in London about twenty years ago. It is made of silk with silver thread woven through it and is probably around a hundred years old. The silver thread in the cloth was used to create the effect of watered or moire silk.

The silver thread used in this weave is unusual. Also in the collection is a small bag of something similar, beaten silver around a core of what looks like cotton but is more likely silk thread. It would have to be strong to have been woven into this industrially produced fabric so anyone out there who has any information or idea about the production process, please get in touch.