Our Ultimate Blackwork Threads Pack has been specially developed to provide four 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:
1 x 200m spool of 30 wt cotton (Gutermann)
2 x 8m Cotton stranded mouline (1 strand is equivalent to size 16 Perle)
1 x 20m Fine Perle 12 Skein
1 x 10g Perle 8
Cotton is measured in weight so the numbers give an idea of the thickness of the thread.
30 weight cotton is slightly thicker than a standard machine thread and gives us the finest thread used in blackwork.
Size 16 Perle is incredibly difficult to obtain in a good quality black but 1 strand of cotton mouline is almost identical in thickness.
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.