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View the DMC Embroidery Cotton Chart to see the Colour the Metal Threads are Closest too

Metal threads are packaged in clear acid free plastic or paper bags or tissue paper.

For examples of how the metal threads can be used in Goldwork embroidery click Here!

Black Check Purl

Black Rough Purl

Blue Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 334

Ice Blue Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 3849

Green Check Purl Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 319

Green Rough Purl Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 895

Green Check Purl

Green Rough Purl

Red Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 816

Red Check Purl

Red Rough Purl

Turquoise Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 3812

Turquoise Check Purl

Turquoise Rough Purl

Violet Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 3837

Violet Check Purl

Violet Rough Purl

Wine Red Check Purl Close to DMC Embroidery Floss No. 902

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COLOURED PURLS

I offer Red, Blue, Violet and Turquoise in No. 5 Check Purl and  No. 5 Rough Purl.

Wire Check Purl (Frieze) has a matt, faceted surface. The Check Purl comes in three or four lengths to make a yard (36 inches).

Rough Purl has a smooth surface and is matte in appearance. The rough purl comes in two to four  lengths to make a yard (36 inches).

All of the purl threads are a hollow soft and flexible metal tube. The tube is cut up into pieces and sewn down like a bead.

For a description and pictures of how purls can be used and required tools click here!

SIZE

No. 5 Rough and Wire Check Purl: Approximately 1.8 mm across the end of the tube.

COSTS

You may order multiple colours of Purl on the same order. i.e. Select Red Rough Purl No. 5, click "Add to Cart" Button. To add another colour i.e.  Blue Rough Purl No. 5. select Blue and click on the same button to add to cart. To check your order click on view cart below: View the DMC embroidery cotton chart to see the colour the metal threads are closest too.

1 Yard of No. 5 Wire Check Purl (any colour): $8.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of No. 5 Rough Purl (any colour): $6.00 Canadian Dollars

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Japanese Gold Thread No. 13 (K1)

Imitation Japan Thread No. T69

Kreinik Imitation Japan Thread No. 7

Kreinik Imitation Japan Thread No. 5

Kreinik Imitation Gold Japan Thread No. 1

Kreinik Imitation Silver Japan Thread No. 1

Japanese Koma

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JAPANESE THREADS

I offer several choices in the Japanese Threads.

Japanese thread is made up of a metal foil wrapped around a thread core. Japanese threads are usually couched down two threads at the time (as it fills in the design area faster) and couched down with the same colour sewing thread or a contrasting thread in a bricking fashion. If sewn down with a contrasting thread the Japanese thread can be couched down in colour in a pattern or with a range of shades, this is known as Or Nue. For a picture and description of how the Japanese thread can be used Click Here.

The Japanese threads are most commonly used for filling in flat areas on a design in the couching method. The threads come in gold which has a shiny reflective surface or burnished gold which has mat surface and an antique appearance. The Japanese threads are synthetic thread so will not tarnish.

JAPANESE GOLD THREAD

Threads range from No. 13 being the largest to No. 8 being the smallest. The Japanese threads are the goldest in colour and with the glossiest surface. The foil wrapped around the thread core is sturdy and is less likely to untwist.

  • No. 13 (K1): Approximately 1 mm across the width of the thread.

  • No. 12 (K2): Approximately 0.85 mm across the width of the thread.

  • No. 9 (K3): Approximately 0.70 mm across the width of the thread.

  • No. 8 (K4): Approximately 0.5 mm across the width of the thread.

T69 - T72 IMITATION JAPAN THREAD

Imitation Japan Threads range from T69 being the largest to T72 being the smallest. The threads are burnished so have an antique look with a mat surface.

  • T69: Approximately 0.75 mm across the width of the thread.

  • T70: Approximately 0.5 mm across the width of the thread.

  • T71: Approximately 0.25 mm across the width of the thread.

  • T72: Approximately 0.15 mm across the width of the thread.

KREINIK IMITATION JAPAN THREAD

Kreinik Imitation Japan Threads range from No. 7 being the largest to No. 1 being the smallest. The Kreinik Japan threads are similar to the (K1), (K3) and (K4) Japanese threads but with a slightly softer foil which is not as firmly wrapped.

  • No. 7: Approximately 0.5 mm across the width of the thread.

  • No. 5: Approximately 0.25 mm across the width of the thread, comes as a skein or spool.

  • No. 1 and Cord: Approximately 0.1 mm across the width of the thread. Used to couch down the Japan threads and suitable for machine embroidery and to use in combination with other embroidery threads to add sparkle.

JAPANESE THREADS COSTS

Orders of 10 yards of Japanese threads will come in a resealable plastic bag to reduce mailing costs. Japanese threads over 10 Yards will come in separate bags of 10 yards.

If you wish the Japanese thread to come wrapped on a plastic spool (No. 8 - No. 13 and T69 - T70 Japan threads only), please let me know in special notes on the order form when checking out. There is no charge for the plastic spool but parcel mail will apply due to the bulkiness of the spool.

You may wish to purchase the Japanese Koma below to wrap the Japan thread on yourself - parcel mail applies.

JAPANESE KOMA

The Japanese Koma is a traditional wooden reel that the Japan thread is wrapped onto to keep the thread from tangling.

Japanese Wooden Koma: $9.50 Canadian Dollars

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You may order more than one size of the Japan Threads on the same order. i.e. Select No. 7 Gold Imitation Japan Thread click "Add to Cart" Button. To add another size of Japan Thread i.e. No. 5 select No. 5 Gold Imitation Japan Thread and click on the same button to add to cart. To check your order click on view cart below.

The Japanese threads are synthetic thread so will not tarnish.

Gold Japanese Thread 10 yards (9 meters) all sizes: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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Imitation Japan Thread 10 yards (9 meters) all sizes: $8.00 Canadian Dollars

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Kreinik No. 7 Imitation Japan Thread 11 Yards (10 meters): $5.00 Canadian Dollars

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Kreinik No. 5 Imitation Japan Thread 11 Yards (10 meters): $5.00 Canadian Dollars

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Kreinik Imitation Japan Thread 5.4 Yards (5 Meter) Spool: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Kreinik Imitation No. 1 Japan Thread 40 meters (43 yards) Spool - Used to couch down Japan Threads: $4.95 Canadian Dollars

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Kreinik Cord 50 meters (54 yards) - Used to couch down the Japan Threads: $4.95 Canadian Dollars

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Antique Copper Cord used to sew down Chocolate No. 5 Japan Thread

Confetti Cord used to sew down Bright Magenta No. 5 Japan Thread


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Red Passing

Blue Passing

Green Passing

Gold Passing

Silver Passing

Copper Passing

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COLOURED PASSING THREADS

I offer five choices of coloured No. 13 Passing threads: red, blue, green, gold, copper and silver. The No. 13 passing thread is a synthetic thread so will not tarnish over time. For gold, silver and copper passing threads that are real metal threads and will tarnish over time click here!

Passing is made up of synthetic wrapped around a cotton core. The thread is straight and smooth in appearance and turns corners easily when using a mellor. Passing is couched down singularly in the same colour sewing thread or a contrasting colour. For a picture and description of how the Passing thread can be used click here!.

SIZE

No. 13 Passing thread: Approximately 1 mm across the width of the thread.

COSTS

1 Yard of No. 13 Passing Thread any Colour (Synthetic Thread will not Tarnish): $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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Gold Pearl Purl

Gold Pearl Purl Close Up

Silver Pearl Purl

Copper Pearl Purl

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Click Here to see close up comparison pictures of Jaceron, Lizerine and Pearl Purl.

Colours in the No. 2 Pearl Purls:

Black

Bright Violet: Close to DMC No. 3685

Dark Blue: Close to DMC No. 823

Dark Purple: Close to DMC No. 550

Gold: Close to DMC No. 676

Ivory: Close to DMC No. 3866

Leaf Green: Close to DMC No. 895

     Mid Brown: Close to DMC No. 3857

Opaque Green: Close to DMC No. 3848

Super Emerald: Close to DMC No. 910

 Vivid Red: Close to DMC No. 816

Warm Gold (Light Copper): Close to DMC No. 3064

PEARL PURL

Pearl Purl is the same thread as Jaceron (French term) in appearance, but the manufacturing process is slightly different. Click Here to read about the manufacturing process of Pearl Purls. Click Here to see comparison pictures of Jaceron, Lizerine and Pearl Purl.

Pearl Purl is a wire that is wound into a tight coil that looks like a strand of gold pearls. The Pearl Purl needs to be stretched before it is used which enables the couching down thread to slip down between the twist of the wire. Tiny stitches are used to sew down the pearl purl at 3 or 4 coil intervals in a thread of the same colour and at the same angle as the twist of the wire so that the thread slips down between the coils and is invisible. Pearl Purls metal threads are used as outlines for designs or in combination with other couched threads as a filling thread for designs such as leaves. For a picture and description of how the Pearl Purl can be used Click Here.

Pearl Purl can be used for outlining areas and as filling stitch when combined with a twist, rococco or passing thread.

1. GOLD 2% PEARL PURLS (Jaceron)

Gold 2% WM Pearl Purls are the highest standard gold thread that can be purchased for Goldwork. 2% gold is also known as Admiralty or Government standard and are 2% gold on white metal.

2. GILT PEARL PURLS (Jaceron)

Gilt Pearl Purls are about ½ % of Gold on silver plated copper. (Gilt Pearl Purls are similar in appearance and quality to the 2% gold Pearl purls).

3. SILVER PEARL PURLS (Jaceron) 

I offer three sizes of Silver Plated Pearl Purls.

4. COPPER PEARL PURLS (Jaceron)

I offer three sizes of Copper Pearl Purl.

5. COLOURED PEARL PURLS

I offer a variety of colours in the No. 2 Pearl Purls. The coloured No. 2 Pearl Purls are heavier and slightly thicker than the Gilt No. 2 Pearl Purls.

SIZES

Threads range from No. 3 being the largest, Super Pearl Purl inbetween and Very Fine Pearl Purl being the smallest.

No. 3 Pearl Purl: Approximately 1.25 mm across the width of the thread.

No. 2 Pearl Purl: Approximately 1.10 mm across the width of the thread.

No. 1 Pearl Purl (Jaceron No. 7): Approximately 0.90 mm across the width of the thread.

Super Pearl Purl (Jaceron No. 4): Approximately 0.75 mm across the width of the thread: Sorry ocurrently out of stock

Very Fine Pearl Purl: Approximately 0.60 mm across the width of the thread.

COSTS

You may order more than one colour of  the Pearl Purl on the same order. i.e. Select Gold No. 1 Pearl Purl, click "Add to Cart" Button. To add Copper No. 1 Pearl Purl, select Copper and click on the same button to add to cart. To check your order click on view cart below.


1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $38.00 Canadian Dollars

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29 inches of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $30.62 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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24 inches of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $25.35 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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21 inches of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $22.17 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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20 inches of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $21.12 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 2 Pearl Purl: $30.00 Canadian Dollars

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40 Inches of Gold 2% WM No. 1 Pearl Purl: $27.80 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 1 Pearl Purl: $25.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM Super Pearl Purl: $20.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM Very Fine Pearl Purl: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gilt (Gold) No. 3 Pearl Purl: $20.00 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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View the DMC embroidery cotton chart to see the colour the metal threads are closest too.

Please note that the coloured No. 2 pearl purls vary slightly in thickness and a bit thicker than the Gold and Gilt No. 3 pearl purl.

1 Yard of No. 2 Pearl Purl: $16.00 Canadian Dollars

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29 Inches of Gilt No. 2 Pearl Purl: $12.90 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of No. 1 Pearl Purl: $14.00 Canadian Dollars

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Sorry Gilt Super Pearl Purl Currently out of Stock


1 Yard of Very Fine Pearl Purl: $9.00 Canadian Dollars

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