COUCHED METAL THREADS GROUP 3.

Below are couched metal threads where the ends of the threads are not taken to back of the work.

The threads are solid metal made from either copper or white metal and plated with gold, silver or copper.

Milliary Wire  |  Jaceron  |  Lizerine (Lizardine)  |  Pearl Purl's  |  Plates  |  Spangles (Paillette)

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Threads!


Examples of how the metal threads are can be used down:

Milliary Wire

The red s-shape on the Goldwork Plate Design is outlined with Milliary wire. The Milliary is sewn down using a single strand of yellow sewing thread, working a stitch over the main wire and over the loops of the Milliary Wire. The ends of the Milliary wire are not taken to the back of the work so great care is taken to cut the ends so that they meet exactly and are sewn down securely so that they do not stick up and unwind.

The body of the pineapple on the Goldwork Still-Life embroidery is outlined in Milliary wire.


Pearl Purls, Jaceron or Lizerine

 

A passing leaf is outlined with Pearl Purl (similar to Jaceron and Lizerine) to finish of the edge neatly and then worked down the center of the leaf for the vein.

Three leaves and veins of the Goldwork Heart Design are outlined in pearl purl.


Plates

 

A acorn head is worked in Gold No. 6 Broad Plate over felt padding. The Acorn head is outlined with Pearl Purl.

The center of the Goldwork Plate Design is worked in Gold No. 6 Broad Plate. The triangles at the side are worked in Gold Whipped Plate.


Spangles (Paillette)

 

A leaf is worked in Rough Purl with a spangle threaded on the end of every third purl.

The ground underneath the Goldwork Tulip is decorated with spangles


Jaceron

Jaceron Close Up

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JACERON

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

Jaceron is a wire that is wound into a tight coil that looks like a strand of gold pearls. The Jaceron needs to be stretched before it is used which enables the couching down thread to slip down between the twists of the gold thread. Tiny stitches are used to sew down the Jaceron 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. Jaceron is used as an outline 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 Jaceron can be used Click Here.

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

1. GOLD 2% JACERON

Gold 2% WM Jacerons 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 JACERON

Gilt Jacerons are about ½ % of Gold on silver plated copper. (Gilt Jaceron is similar in appearance and quality to the 2% gold Jaceron).

SIZE

Jaceron No. 4 (Same Size as Super Pearl Purl): Approximately 0.75 mm across the width of the thread.

COSTS

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 4 Jaceron: $20.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gilt No. 4 Jaceron: $10.00 Canadian Dollars

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20 inches of Gilt No. 4 Jaceron: $5.55 Canadian Dollars - ONE AVAILABLE

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Lizerine

Lizerine Close Up

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 LIZERINE (LIZARDINE)

Lizerine also known as Lizardine is a similar thread to Jaceron and Pearl Purl but the strand has a squared flattened appearance rather than rounded and the pearls are less pronounced. Click Here to see comparison pictures of Jaceron, Lizerine and Pearl Purl.

Lizerine is a wire that is wound into a tight coil that looks like a strand of flattened pearls. The Lizerine needs to be stretched before it is used which enables the couching down thread to slip down between the twists of the gold thread. Tiny stitches are used to sew down the Lizerine 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. Lizerine is used as an outline 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 Lizerine can be used Click Here.

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

1. GOLD 2% LIZERINE

Gold 2% WM Lizerine 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 LIZERINE

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

SIZE

No. 1 Lizerine (Same Size as No. 1 Pearl Purl): Approximately 0.90 mm across the width of the thread.

Super Lizerine (Same Size as Super Pearl Purl): Approximately 0.75 mm across the width of the thread.

COSTS

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

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

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

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1 Yard of Gilt No. 1 Lizerine: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gilt Super Lizerine: $9.00 Canadian Dollars

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5 inches of Gilt Super Lizerine: $1.25 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of Gilt Very Fine Lizerine: $7.00 Canadian Dollars

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Gold Pearl Purl

Gold Pearl Purl Close Up

Silver Pearl Purl

Copper Pearl Purl

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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.


24 inches of Gold 2% WM No. 3 Pearl Purl: $25.35 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

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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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1 Yard pf of Gilt No. 2 Pearl Purl: $16.00 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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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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43 inches Gilt No. 1 Pearl Purl: $16.70 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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40 inches Gilt No. 1 Pearl Purl: $15.55 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of Super Pearl Purl: $10.00 Canadian Dollars

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

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Milliary Wire

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MILLIARY WIRE

I offer a Gilt Milliary which is a two part thread, consisting of a central core wire, with a coiling wire around it.

Milliary wire is a two part thread, consisting of a central core wire, with a coiled wire around it. The Milliary wire is couched down in a thread of the same colour so that the stitches are not visible. Milliary wires are used as outlines for designs or in combination with other couched threads as a filling thread for designs such as leafs. For a picture and description of how the Milliary Wire can be used Click Here.

Milliary Wire is used for outlining areas of a design.

SIZE

Gilt Milliary wire: Approximately 2 mm across the width of the thread.

COSTS

1 Yard of Gilt Milliary Wire: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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25 inches of Gilt Milliary Wire: $8.35 Canadian Dollars

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Broad Plate

Whipped Plate

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PLATES

I offer two styles of Plates:

1. Broad Plate is a broad flat shiny metal.

2. Whipped Plate is a broad flat shiny metal plate with a wire wrapped around the plate at an angle. The plates are couched down in a thread of the same colour. The plate is laid by folding the plate back and fourth across the shape, the turn of the plate is on the edge of the shape (the shape should be simple with a smooth edge) the couching down stitches are hidden in the turn of the plate. For a picture and description of how the Plate can be used Click Here.

Plates are used to fill areas of a design.

1. GOLD 2% BROAD PLATE

Gold 2% WM Plates 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. I offer two sizes in the Gold 2% WM Broad Plate.

2. GILT, SILVER AND COPPER BROAD PLATE

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). I offer two sizes of gilt plate. I also carry silver and copper Plates.

4. GOLD 2% WHIPPED PLATE

Gold 2% WM Plates 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.

5. GILT WHIPPED PLATE

Gilt Whipped Plates are about ½ % of Gold on silver plated copper. A wire is wrapped around the broad flat plate at an angle. I also carry silver and copper Whipped Plates.

SIZES

Whipped Plate: Approximately 2 mm across the width of the plate.

No. 6 Broad Plate: Approximately 2 mm across the width of the plate.

No. 11 Broad Plate: Approximately 1 mm across the width of the plate.

COSTS

1 Yard of Gold 2% WM Whipped Plate: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 6 Broad Plate: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Gold 2% WM No. 11 Broad Plate: $9.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of No. 6 Broad Plate: $8.00 Canadian Dollars

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46 inches of Silver No. 6 Broad Plate: $20.20 Canadian Dollars - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

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1 Yard of No. 11 Broad Plate: $6.00 Canadian Dollars

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1 Yard of Whipped Plate: $8.00 Canadian Dollars

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SPANGLES (Paillette)

Spangles are also known as Paillette (French term) are hard metal sequins and are of superior quality to regular tin sequins.

The spangles are couched down with one stitch that crosses the join of the spangle. For a picture and description of how the Spangle can be used Click Here.

GILT SPANGLES (Paillettes)

Gilt Spangles are about ½ % of Gold on silver plated copper. I offer three sizes of the gilt spangles.

SILVER SPANGLES (Paillettes)

I offer three sizes of Silver Spangles.

SIZE AND QUANTITY

Silver #6 Spangles: Approximately 1/4 of an inch (6.5 mm) across the width of the spangle. The spangles are sold by 1 gram packages (approximately 20 spangles).

Gold #7 Spangles: Approximately 8/32 of an inch (5 mm) across the width of the spangle. The spangles are sold by 1 gram packages (approximately 16 spangles).

Silver #9 Spangles: Approximately 6/32 of an inch (4.5 mm) across the width of the spangle. The spangles are sold by 1 gram packages (approximately 26 spangles).

Gold and Silver #12 Spangles: Approximately 4/32 of an inch (3.5 mm) across the width of the spangle. The spangles are sold by 1 gram packages (approximately 48 spangles).

Gold and Silver #14 Spangles: Approximately 3/32 of an inch (3 mm) across the width of the spangle. The spangles are sold by 1 gram packages (approximately 69 spangles).

COSTS

You may order more than one size of Spangles on the same order. i.e. Select Gilt #12 Spangles, click "Add to Cart" Button. Then select Gilt #14 Spangles, and click on the same button to add to cart. To check your order click on view cart below.

1 Gram of any size of Spangles: $7.00 Canadian Dollars

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