We are not restocking Size 16; when these are gone, they're gone.
Presencia Perle Cotton is 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast.
This thread is similar to a 30wt cotton, but has a softer twist.
I would use the #9 Bohin Crewel needle or, for embroidery, the #10 Tulip Embroidery needle.
Use the chart below to compare the different weights of perle cotton thread.
* All colors are Bleachfast except 1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are Colorfast but not Bleachfast.
Here is a video about larger needles, thicker threads, and needle threaders.