Thread Thursday - Planet Earth Silk

Thread Thursday - Planet Earth Silk


Planet Earth Silk, distributed by Planet Earth Fiber, is a single strand, 100% silk fiber, and currently, there are 233 different colors.{1} Planet Earth Silk is best used on 13 mesh canvas.

Please note: Planet Earth has 2 types of silk thread - single ply and 6-ply. For this review, we are just looking at the single ply Planet Earth Silk.


Planet Earth Silk is sold in skeins (28.5 yards) and will cover approximately 19 square inches of 13 mesh canvas. {2}


Planet Earth Silk single ply means it is only made up of one single thread. So to stitch, you can cut a single thread from the skein and immediately begin stitching with that thread.


Planet Earth Silk is subject to dye lots, meaning it is important to take note of the dye lot when purchasing the thread (especially if you are purchasing multiple skeins) and it is important to keep the tag with the thread, in case you need to reference it later.


This thread is only available to purchase through a vendor (you cannot directly purchase from Planet Earth Fiber), which can make the price a bit variable. As noted on 4/30/2024, we found it priced between $6.60 and $7.10 per skein via various online needlepoint stores.{3-7}  (Please note, this was a non-exhaustive search. This is only to provide a few of the vendors who sell Planet Earth Silk online and to provide a general idea of the cost of a skein. We recommend searching on your own/visiting your local needlepoint store.)

Below are some examples of pieces stitched with Planet Earth Silk. While I absolutely love using decorative stitches with Planet Earth Silk on 13 mesh canvas, it is also lovely to just basektweave with as well.

Canvas: Happy Camper by Fire and Iris
Thread: Planet Earth Silk (used on the entire canvas)
13 Mesh Canvas


Canvas: We Know by Fire and Iris
Thread: Planet Earth Silk (used on the entire canvas)
13 Mesh Canvas


Canvas: Gnomes by Fire and Iris
Thread: Planet Earth Silk (used for all parts except the beards and the gold areas)
13 Mesh Canvas




1. Planet Earth Silk. Planet Earth Fiber. Accessed April 30, 2024 

2. Needlework Thread Information. Needlepoint Joint. Accessed April 30, 2024

3. Planet Earth. Rittenhouse Needlepoint. Accessed April 30, 2024

4. Fibers. KC Needlepoint. Accessed April 30, 2024.

5. Silk. Gone Stitching. Accessed April 30, 2024.

6. Bestitched. Accessed April 30, 2024.

7. Planet Earth Silk. Penny Linn Designs. Accessed April 30, 2024.

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