$26.46 $ 26. Dmc to Cosmo From Thimble Creek . I have a Shepherds Bush, Christmas (Jeffery’s Stocking)which calls for DMC Pearl. Looking at the familiar DMC stranded cotton first, you’ll notice the 6 strands there, and, if you look closely, you can see the distinct twist of the two plies that make up the strand. The colors are all the same as I own a sample book. It’s nice to have a visual guide to look at. Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items I just found this web site and fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Well, what can’t you use it for? Cotton Floss. Japanese Temari balls require the #5 perle so now I know just what to look for. Floche coton a broder = floche. As you can see, not really a lot of difference. Spring Quakers Valdani Floss for Rosewood Manor PREORDER. But, you have to get to the website to find this info. If any one will know its you. Thank you for the reply, Mary C. Yep, we’re in the same boat…A boat out in the boonies! I was just wondering about perle cotton #5 and I googled the question and this wonderful article came up. They look more like a cord than the twisted plies in the stranded cotton above. I may try it with some big stitch quilting instead of the size 8 next time. Unlike stranded cotton, it is non-divisible (the strands cannot be separated). thank you Mary, Eva. Sulky Petites™ Cotton Thread is the handiest handwork thread because it is easier, faster and more fun than floss! DMC Pearl Cotton is available in a variety of colors and sizes; the higher the thread size, the finer and thinner the thread. Blue Perle Cotton – Colour #28 Perle Cotton is a mercerized, twisted, non-divisible cotton thread. I sure have been wanting to understand threads more because of all the brands, types, and weights of threads in the stores. Embroidery floss is a mercerized cotton embroidery thread composed of 6 individual threads or plies, which can be separated. Thank you. Size 8 is equivalent to 3 strands of embroidery floss. When using a few strands of DMC, you should “strip” them individually from the main thick strand (of 6 threads). It’s great to have the differences laid out so clearly. For 14 count fabric, you can use #5 in a similar way you would use 2 strands of DMC embroidery floss. Weeks Dye Works #1270 Rum Raisin THRDMC-FL1. Choose from hundreds of colors and sizes. The web site and the label tell how many strands to use according to the size of the fabric you’re using, but neither say what size the skein is – #5, #8, etc. Thank you very much for this information, Mary. Light Teak Grayish Brown - Cosmo Cotton Embroidery Floss 8m $1.10 Quantity : 2512-386 Amber Grayish Brown - Cosmo Cotton Embroidery Floss 8m $1.10 Quantity : 2512-402 Impala - Cosmo Cotton Embroidery Floss 8m $1.10 Quantity : 2512-403 Zinnia - Cosmo Cotton Embroidery Floss 8m $1.10 Quantity : 2512-404 Floche is a mercerized cotton (just like the stranded cotton and the perle, which means it’s been chemically treated to give it a shine), but it doesn’t look as shiny as the perle cotton, and in a finished project, it tends to give a kind of subtle “gleam” – more so than the stranded cotton. $5.49. Size 8 (medium weight) - For: Stitching, Hand Quilting, Applique, Crochet, heavier Punchneedle, Rug-Hooking, Bobbin Work. They differ in number of plies twisted together to make the individual strand: perle cottons and floss are made of two plies; floche is made of five plies; coton a broder is made of four plies. Perle can be used for needlepoint or surface embroidery. I think you may have answered this question below #21. I presume it’s the thickness as well as the way the pearl is woven? With its twisted, soft and silky touch, the Perle Cotton DMC is suitable for all embroidery and cross stitch. Perle Cotton is a mercerized, twisted, non-divisible cotton thread. DMC Pearl Cotton Balls promise to provide dimension and volume to your next embroidery project. DMC Perle Cotton is an excellent non- divisible twisted, mercerized cotton thread - Brand: DMC Perle Size 5 - Colors available: 301 - Medium Mahogany 400 - Dark Mahogany 437 - Light Tan 676 - Light Old Gold 642 - Dark Beige Gray 976 - Medium Golden Brown - Length: 25 meters / 27.3 yards Embroidery Floss (U.S. and Canada only) Frames and Hoops For Stitching. Showing slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES} - Best selling. Embroidery Hoops. I like the sheen and the fact that it doesn't seperate. Perle Cotton is a mercerized, twisted, non-divisible cotton thread. Thanks for your comment! It has six strands that you can all use for sewing or separate it to a single strand depending on what you need for your project’s effects and design. $24.54 $ 24. Cotton floss is the standard thread for cross-stitch. I recently bought two skeins of a beautiful variegated Caron thread. Size 8 is equivalent to 3 strands of embroidery floss. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Punchneedle Embroidery, Hardanger, Big-stitch Hand Quilting, Tatting, Sashiko, Big Stitch Quilting, Machine Embroidery (with large-eyed needle), Crazy Quilt Embroidery. Pearl Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your embroidery. Six-Strand Embroidery Floss . DMC Pearl Cotton thread is a supple, non-divisible, 100% cotton thread known for its beautiful, pearly sheen. this particular fraying is after the stitching is done. Check out our perle cotton embroidery floss selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. Home / Valdani Embroidery Floss. Have never used pearl cotton, they look and feel much the same. With DMC and Cosmo, you are able to separate the 6-strands into however many you like to stitch with. The twist is a little looser than the perle cotton, certainly, and the long twist and the number of plies (5) make the thread a lot smoother looking. Will be here often. And I’d use it for long-and-short stitch work in bolder designs, for the fun of it. chart or something that explains thickness of threads? The thread is soft, silky, does not fluff or kink, and 100% colorfast. The discussion about floches etc is fascinating and brings to mind my own abysmal ignorance of the thickness of threads. Embroidery floss is a mercerized cotton embroidery thread composed of 6 individual threads or plies, which can be separated. Cosmo is around $1.30-1.60 a skein. Once the thread starts getting fuzzy or looking frayed as you’re stitching with it, it’s time to change it. Ah – Christiana – floche a broder is 5-ply. For the sake of comparison, I selected two relatively common cotton embroidery threads – DMC stranded cotton and DMC Perle Cotton #5. Go to previous slide - Best selling. Wonderfil Eleganza #8 Perle Cotton Embroidery Thread Sampler Collection, "Coral Reef" 4.8 out of 5 stars 92. I use two a lot...a. lot. Embroidery Kits. Scissors. It’s available through specialty needlework shops online. I never use longer than an 18″ strand, and with some threads, I restrict myself to about 16″. What’s it used for? all bear on the question. Coton a broder = embroidery cotton. Best selling. Choose from a vast range of colors to create your favorite designs in vivid tones. I came back to your site to see the difference between floche and other cotton threads and I found the answer for every question. DMC Pearl Cotton size 5 (Art. For example, I wouldn’t use it in something like my needlepainted bird or iris – the detail would not be the same at all. I often see them on sale and do not know which ones to buy. 1) How long of a thread is best? Go to next slide - Best Selling. My mom got me some DMC Pearl Cotton, both 3 and 5, at a going out of business sale (so sad that the needlework shop closed), but I’ve only ever used floss for cross stitch and a little embroidery. There must be some specialty stores out there, devoted to needlecrafts, that would offer more than the usual DMC 6 strand thread that the chain craft stores carry. DMC Perle 8 Cotton Ball Blue Colour Number 3325. The higher the thread size, the finer/thinner the thread. You don’t see as clearly the individual “bumps” from the plies. Cotton Embroidery Floss is a divisible thread consisting of 6 strands. I do find all the different possibilities in thread a bit confusing and hard to keep track of. And Eleganza is about $5 for a (70-yard) spool. It's soft and silky and ideal for embroidery, needlepoint, hardanger, blackwork, redwork, pulled thread, smocking, applique, crochet, and other types of creative stitchery. Well, I suppose it depends upon the type of thread and the method of storage. Great review, I have tried 6 brands and until I came across presencia you could not get me away from DMc..today I only work with presencia and I am never disappointed...I stitch quicker....Now I have a question for you Regena....do you have some kind of stabilizer on top of your stitch piece...why, and what are the benefits..? It is made from the best long-staple cotton in the world, and mercerized twice to give it exceptional sheen. Cotton floss (like most embroidery floss) is divisible, meaning the strands can be used individually or in groups of strands, depending on the thickness needed for a project. The perle cotton is shinier. “Non-divisible” means that you normally don’t separate the thread into strands to use it, so perle cotton, for example, comes straight off the skien as it is, you cut the length you want, and start stitching with it. Wonderfil Eleganza #8 Perle Cotton Embroidery Thread Sampler Collection, "Kaleidoscope" 4.8 out of 5 stars 45. The atricle about the difference between floche, perle cotton, and 6-stranded cotton floss indicated that floche is equal to about 2 6-stranded cotton. I’m going over to check the site you mentioned. Hope you found this helpful. Their well-made products and their extensive color ranges stand the test of time. Valdani Threads Floss for Rosewood Manor Summer Quakers. Perfect for crochet, knitting, embroidery, hardanger, pulled thread, needlepoint, cross-stitch, tatting, huck weaving, and much more. Perle cottons are up first. I have TONS of DMC floss from my cross stitch days and I will probably use those up first. Care and Washing: DMC Pearl Cotton is 100% colorfast. If threads are stored for a long time in the wrong kind of packaging – something with a high acid content, for example – they aren't going to last very long. So I guess you can just use it for most embroidery but it is more 'shiny' than the 6 strand floss. Although I do love the convenience of online shopping I sure do wish there were someplace to go to see all sorts of different types of embroidery thread up close and personal. Approximately 16 yds. ~MC. 5 out of 5 stars (1) Total Ratings 1, $53.95 New. Embroidery thread is yarn that is manufactured or hand-spun specifically for embroidery and other forms of needlework.. Threads for hand embroidery include: Crewel yarn is a fine 2-ply yarn of wool or, less often, a wool-like acrylic. Great stuff, good prices, made well and with luv. I'll be using the perle for sure! Check Lacis – they carry it! It’s #16. Cotton Embroidery Floss is a divisible thread consisting of 6 strands. What perle cotton thread is closest in weight and size to Sulky cotton 12 wt thread? Is there a life time for thread. Take one strand out, then take the other (and the other, if using three, etc). Grateful for such a refreshing resource. (As always.) I have been collecting both embroidery floss and perle cotton, although I have gotten them in DMC as before this I have never heard of Valdani. That’s important – the two plies are very visible, and, small as they are when you’re looking at one strand of cotton, they make a difference in what your thread looks like on your embroidery projects. Thank goodness for the excellent online vendors you recommend!Terry. Thank you sooo much for the information about Keepsake Needlearts! Both of these have no DMC equivalent. My question was which of your projects can be achieved with stranded cotton ? – Jeannine. Engracia. You may or may not be familiar with perle cotton. Thanks for the post, Mary; I was one of those who was fireing inquiries at you! Alice. Embroidery Needles have two great advantages - a long eye for easy threading with multiple strands and a very sharp point which will pierce close-woven fabrics. $0.69. All; Auction; Buy It Now; Sort: Best Match. 115-5-0001 Pearl Cotton Size 5 DMC Floss #1 - Pale Gray $1.49 Quantity Since one strand of Sulky 12 wt. Thanks for the side by side. You can distinctly see the two plies twisting tightly together. are?I haven’t found a store in the Atlanta area that carries everything either-most stores are chains or totally devoted to either cross stitch, needlepoint or knitting. The Caron lines obviously come in different thicknesses – you can see that from looking at them. Today, let’s line those two threads up with more familiar cotton embroidery threads: perle cottons and regular 6-stranded floss. I do mostly cross stitch, so floss will always be my first choice but I'm super glad I bought the bundle for this upcoming hop. I didn’t see any on Hedgehog Handworks’ site and my local store doesn’t carry it. That’s not to say it can’t be used for long and short stitch – it can! 6-Stranded divisible Embroidery floss - 8.7 yard pull-skein White, B5200, Ecru and colors 150 to 598 . I think it should be on the label. Another Tissue Cover Tutorial -- I know, right. I can see how they would be fuller individually. We don't live in an area where things like this are available, so would always need to be special ordered. We love DMC because they have maintained the same high standards of quality throughout their history. When tying quilts, I want something that will stay tied and be secure. Size 5 is the heaviest, size 8 is a medium weight and size 12 is fine – comparable to 2 strands of floss. Violet Embroidery Floss – Colour #69 – hand-dyed in blend of red violet and purple. I know in the KC area, there are about 4 shop – all devoted to needlepoint, not surface embroidery – and although they carry some of the same threads at each shop, they also carry something different from shop to shop, so if I want to make the rounds and see a bunch of different kinds of threads, it would take me a whole day – leaving very early in the morning, as the closest shop is 2.5 hours away, and the others stretch out up to a 1.5 hours further down the road. I am a beginner and feel stymied at even the most basic level! Notice, too, that the twist on the plies is not as tight as it is on the perle cotton in the photo below. Whether you spell it "pearl" or "perle", this cotton thread is nice to work with when embroidering and crafting. Be aware that most of the coton a broder they sell is DMC, but the #40 (which is the smallest) is by Anchor, and it is a different white – it’s a brighter white than the DMC. I have made a lot of these in the past using regular DMC floss. I’ll look into the first question and see if I can come up with some information on it, as soon as I can! Pros: No separating of threads; Shiny; pre-wound; Did I mention no separating? , Hi Mary,This is a great explanation of different threads and their use. Get the best deals on Perle Cotton Embroidery Threads and find everything you'll need to make your crafting ideas come to life with eBay.com. I think it would be wonderful in crazy quilting – it works up very nicely in all kinds of stitches. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask! So when you look at your regular DMC stranded cotton that you buy locally (the green floss above), you will have 6 “strands” that you separate to use. It isn’t always desireable to use, though. Crescent Colors P5 Black Coffee – But they work fine for surface embroidery, too! I never tied my quilt, however a neighbor of mine uses embroidery floss. Size-wise, floche is larger than a single strand of DMC, but not nearly as large as the #5 perle cotton. Excelente explicação, muito grata! I rarely make it into the city to go needlework shopping anymore, so I really appreciate the online shops with good selections and good service. Remove one strand of thread by pulling one out from the still-looped end of the skein. -Christiana. With a reputation as the most beautiful thread in the world, this luminous cotton thread is highly mercerized and non-divisible. Articles like yours give one confidence about buying something they aren't familiar with. The direction of the twist will match the direction of the center of an S on s-twisted threads, or the center of a Z on z-twisted threads. Your email address will not be published. Hand Embroidery Floss & Thread; Perle Cotton Hand Embroidery Flosses & Threads; Skip to page navigation. Pearl cotton is also called Perle cotton. Diamond Painting. DMC Pearl Cotton skeins are available in two sizes - 3 and 5 (the higher the thread size, the finer/thinner the thread). DMC Pearl Cotton is available in a variety of colors and sizes; the higher the thread size, the finer and thinner the thread. Needles. 75 yds/10 grams per spool ; Size 8; 100% mercerized cotton ; heirloom quality hand embroidery and quilting; conveniently wound on spools; also called perle cotton Silks are predominantly s-twisted, but there are some z-twisted silks, like Trebizond. 02 of 09. Now, on a close-up photo like this, it looks like floche is a really fuzzy, hairy kind of thread. Thank you for this post. Floche is a mercerized cotton (just like the stranded cotton and the perle, which means it’s been chemically treated to give it a shine), but it doesn’t look as shiny as the perle cotton, and in a finished project, it tends to give a kind of subtle “gleam” – more so than the stranded cotton. Filter (1) Perle Cotton Hand Embroidery Flosses & Threads. Choose from hundreds of colors and sizes. How’s it different from other embroidery thread? It is this double mercerizing which gives it its beautiful pearlised sheen. ~Sky Kim~. Available in size 5, 8 and 12 perle cotton and 6 strand cotton floss. It’s just a matter of substituting threads and making any adjustments for thread weight, technique, and so forth, depending on what you’re stitching. There’s texture there – more so than in the floche, discussed below. The higher the thread size, the finer/thinner the thread. Hand Embroidery Lessons & Step-by-Step Projects, Church / Ecclesiastical Embroidery Patterns, Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery – Book Review, this article on long and short stitch with floche. DMC Perle Cotton is a highly mercerised twisted, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread in a skein. Embroidery floss is available in a wide range of solid colors, and some fibers are available in variegated colors as well. The other night, a friend took out a packet of wools that she had from her grandmother, and that had been in storage for a while, and they were not in good shape – looks like moths got to them and perhaps water or moisture. I can’t find pearl cotton #5 in my area…what would be the best substitute. Approximately 87 … I'M A GREENIE! Thanks for the information. They have all the sizes. I was hoping you could help me out. Buy Perle Cotton Hand Embroidery Flosses & Threads and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! How much difference would it make if I used all DMC..6 strand embroidery threads. Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 30. Made in France. 46 $27.71 $27.71. Valdani M19 Olives (Greens) Variegated - Perle/Pearl Cotton Size 12, 109 yard ball - PC12-M19. After 250 years in business, DMC embroidery thread is simply synonymous with embroidery, cross stitch and needlepoint. Reply Delete I’ve come across 12 skeins of Cartierre-Bresson Floche Brilliante, 25 (in a circle), 151 Metre 165 Yards. Sizes 3 and 5, I think, are commonly used for needlepoint. Fast & Free shipping on many items! I hope that helps a little bit! Both versions have a chart next to each color showing which of its products (stranded floss and Perle cotton in multiple sizes) are available in different colors. Thank you so much! I’m about 1.5 hours away from Boston, and about 2 hours away from Center Harbor, but Center Harbor would surely make for a nicer drive! Lots of craft stores closing here in Vancouver. I found out that it is a Size 16. Also this new pattern calls for Mollie Johanson. ; Embroidery floss or stranded cotton is a loosely twisted, slightly glossy 6-strand thread, usually of cotton but also manufactured in silk, linen, and rayon. Cotton Embroidery Floss is a divisible thread consisting of 6 strands. Hello Mary! Find here Perle Cotton in three sizes (5, 8 and 12), in stunning colors. Embroidery thread is yarn that is manufactured or hand-spun specifically for embroidery and other forms of needlework.. Threads for hand embroidery include: Crewel yarn is a fine 2-ply yarn of wool or, less often, a wool-like acrylic. They all work fine for tying quilts. I have to say, I like the look of the Presencia for embroidery. I never knew that ply and strand weren’t the same thing: I used the terms interchangeably! Any of them! What size is DMC Floche? Thread Floss Sewing Soft 10g Cotton Balls Rainbow Colors of Size 8 Perle Pearl Cotton Threads for Crochet Hardanger Cross Stitch Needlepoint Hand Embroidery All Different Colors (Suit 8) 4.2 out of 5 … Hi Mary, So, using a few photos, I thought I’d draw some comparisons between some commonly known cotton embroidery threads and floche. ; pre-wound ; did I mention no separating of threads ; Shiny ; pre-wound did! 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