Take two purple silk handkerchiefs and tie them together at the corner. Take a yellow silk handkerchief and vanish it. Hold the two purple silks and pull on them- the yellow silk is found to be tied in between them!
Please note: the silks look blue in the video demo. They are not. They are PURPLE, like what you see in the product photo at the top of this page.
You can do this trick without using a volunteer. Tie the two purple silks together, and then place them in a clear vase so the audience can see them at all times, but you are not touching them. Vanish the yellow silk, then lift the purple silks from the vase, pull them and produce the yellow silk tied between the purple ones.
Frank Ducrot introduced the concept of the 20th Century Silks trick in 1900.Interested in magic history? Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!