Real Silk Rope
Made by hand
|I hand make each length of rope from Bombyx silk noil threads; each length is made to order.
My ropes are generally 3-ply with an S twist, but can be made with the opposite Z twist if you wish. Because each rope is laid out and finished individually, many custom requests are easily accommodated. I can make up to a 4-ply rope with either S or Z twist direction.
Ropes are typically 6mm-8mm in diameter. I can do a looser or a tighter twist, depending on your needs. (Tops like the tighter ply, bottoms like the loose squishier ones, no surprise there) Tighter ones are smaller in diameter as well.
I charge $1.50 per foot (natural color; for dyed price see below), 90 foot total order minimum. A custom-made length is generally 6-10 inches longer to allow for finishing. Standard end finish is a thistle knot although I can do a regular whipping stitch or constrictor knot finish if requested.
Standard length is 30 feet, with minimum total order of 90 feet (in three 30-foot pieces).
Ropes can be either spot cleaned or washed in a machine. Place ropes in a lingerie bag and wash on gentle in cold water. If ropes are dyed, there may be some bleeding. Wash with like colors. Air dry ropes. Do not place them in the dryer as they will get all twisted up.
Cutting the rope