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ltrblst
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Is it possible to repair small rips in your silk?

I foolishly used my 20th century silk to repair a coin gimmick and got a small (less then 1 cm) round cut in it Smile

My bad.

I wonder if I can avoid for the rip to enlarge, or mask it in some way.
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On Jan 24, 2022, ltrblst wrote:
Is it possible to repair small rips in your silk?

I foolishly used my 20th century silk to repair a coin gimmick and got a small (less then 1 cm) round cut in it Smile

My bad.

I wonder if I can avoid for the rip to enlarge, or mask it in some way.


Sew the hole together with silk thread and a fine needle.
Cut a small piece from another silk, like those 9 inch silks for TT's, or just use a small drop of Elmer's Glue, to glue the small piece over the hole. Elmer's dries clear. I believer there are other clear farbic glues at Fabric stores.

If you have a Girlfriend, Mother, Grandmother, sister, Aunt, ask them if they can help you.

Nothing will make it invisible. So if the patch will bother you, then just buy another silk from the company you purchased the trick from.
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Sew the hole together with silk thread and a fine needle.
Cut a small piece from another silk, like those 9 inch silks for TT's, or just use a small drop of Elmer's Glue, to glue the small piece over the hole. Elmer's dries clear. I believer there are other clear farbic glues at Fabric stores.

If you have a Girlfriend, Mother, Grandmother, sister, Aunt, ask them if they can help you.

Nothing will make it invisible. So if the patch will bother you, then just buy another silk from the company you purchased the trick from.


Thank you, I will try that way and see how it turn out.

I use the silk for just that trick (and the smaller one with the TT) so if the result is decent and will prevent the silk from ripping through I'm fine with that.
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Sew the hole together with silk thread and a fine needle.
Cut a small piece from another silk, like those 9 inch silks for TT's, or just use a small drop of Elmer's Glue, to glue the small piece over the hole. Elmer's dries clear. I believer there are other clear farbic glues at Fabric stores.


So you go out and buy silk thread and a fine needle. Take the time to try and sew up the rip. Not really worth the effort. Just buy a new silk.
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So you go out and buy silk thread and a fine needle. Take the time to try and sew up the rip. Not really worth the effort. Just buy a new silk.


Unfortunately I ripped the gimmicked silk, so I should buy a new set, which I am not because I perform with the silk just once in a while.
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Rather than using Elmer's glue invest in a small bottle of Frey-Check (about $3.00 at WalMart). It is washable, invisible, and works well for corners and other silk problems.

If you cut holes in your Knots-Off silk it is great there to preventing deteriorating edges around the cuts.
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On Jul 26, 2022, Bob Sanders wrote:
Rather than using Elmer's glue invest in a small bottle of Frey-Check (about $3.00 at WalMart). It is washable, invisible, and works well for corners and other silk problems.

If you cut holes in your Knots-Off silk it is great there to preventing deteriorating edges around the cuts.


Thank you for the suggestion!
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I've used Fray Check before. I just tried June Taylor Fray Block. It dries perfectly soft on the edges.
For reviews, Google: Fray Check vs Fray Block.
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