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Cords – Gimp

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Gimp cords are made up of three individual strands. Each individual strand is made up of a fine metal wired wrapped around a fibre core. The wire is copper based with a gold plating and will tarnish over time. The three strands are twisted into a cord which makes a lovely outlining thread.

Visit the Metal Thread Information page of my website for further information and pictures on how the thread can be used on an embroidery and FAQ about metal threads.

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I carry two types of gimp cords:


  • Gilt Bright Gimp Cord: Has a shiny smooth appearances and is approximately 1.5 mm across the width of the thread.
  • Gold 2% WM Bright Gimp Cord: Has a shiny smooth appearances and is approximately 2 mm across the width of the thread.
  • Gold 2% WM Rough Gimp Cord: Has a mat appearance and is approximately 2 mm across the width of the thread.

Gimp cords are made up of three individual strands. Each individual strand is made up of a fine metal wired wrapped around a fibre core. The wire is copper based with a gold plating and will tarnish over time. The three strands are twisted into a cord which makes a lovely outlining thread.

The gimp cord is couched down by sewing the stitch at the same angle as the twist of the cord with the stitch hidden in the middle of the cord so it is invisible.

Visit the Metal Thread Information page of my website for further information and pictures on how the thread can be used on an embroidery and FAQ about metal threads.

 

 

Weight0.008 kg
Dimensions29 × 25 × 0.1 cm
Length of

68 inches Gold 2% WM Rough Gimp Cord, 18 inches Gold 2% WM Rough Gimp Cord, 3 1/2 inches of Gilt Bright Gimp Cord, 1 Yard of Gilt Bright Gimp Cord, 1 1/2 Yards of Gilt Bright Gimp Cord, 42 inches of Gilt Bright Gimp Cord

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