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Colonial Needle

Perle Cotton Dusty Mix Thread Pack – size 16

$ 24.80

Colonial Needle

Perle Cotton Dusty Mix Thread Pack – size 16

$ 24.80

These eight size 16 perle cotton 10 gram balls come in colors that are grayed, or 'dusty', and will work very well with grayer color palettes and fabrics.

This kit includes the following colors: Dusty Rose (1984), Pale Sky Blue (3305), Dusty Teal (4228), Dusty Celery (5229), Mauve (7944), Light Dusty Purple (8017), Dusty Purple (8026), Taupe (8327). (FYI: The Dusty Purples are taupy-purples.)

About Perle Cotton:

Prescencia Perle Cotton is 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast.

One 10-gram ball of size 16 perle cotton has approximately 156 yards of thread. This thread is thicker than hand quilting thread. It is showy without being a show-off and it pulls through cotton fabric well. It is also a good weight to use with wool when you want the stitches to be less prominent.

Don't forget to order needles—I recommend either the #7 Tulip Embroidery needle, #9 Hemming Sharp or the the #9 Bohin Crewel.

Click here to see a video about larger needles, thicker threads, and needle threaders.

Use the chart below to compare the different weights of thread.

* All colors are Bleachfast except  1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are Colorfast but not Bleachfast.