Our Ultimate Blackwork Threads Pack has been specially developed to provide three grades or thicknesses of black cotton embroidery thread.
Putting together a supply of blackwork threads often means pulling in supplies from different retailers and very rarely can these threads be found on the high street in one place……so we have done the hard work for you.
All of the threads are pure cotton, mercerised to provide a gentle sheen and all made by reputable manufacturers.
Each Ultimate Blackwork Thread Pack contains:
2 x 20m Fine Perle 16
2 x 20m Fine Perle 12
2 x 20m Perle 8
Cotton is measured in weight so the numbers give an idea of the thickness of the thread.
16 Fine Perle is slightly thicker than a strand of cotton mouline and gives us the finest perle thread used in blackwork.
Fine Perle 12 is about twice as thick as a 16 and becomes a little softer.
The thickest of the blackwork threads is a Perle 8 which is about 50% thicker than the Perle 12.
With all Perle threads we advise using a shorter length. (from finger tip to elbow).