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Japan Thread – British Burnished

Japan Thread – British Burnished

$6.50 USD

Price Per 10 Yards.

The British made Japanese threads are burnished in colour with a mat surface giving the thread an antique look and are a high quality Japanese thread. The synthetic foil wrapped around the thread core is sturdy and is unlikely to untwist and will not tarnish.

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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The British made Japanese threads are burnished in colour with a mat surface giving the thread an antique look and are a high quality Japanese thread. The synthetic foil wrapped around the thread core is sturdy and is unlikely to untwist and will not tarnish.


  • T69 Japan thread is the thickest of the four Japan threads is approximately 0.75 mm across the width of the thread (closest in size to No. 9 (K3) Japan Thread).
  • T70 Japan thread is approximately 0.5 mm across the width of the thread (close in size to No. 8 (K4) Japan Thread and Kreinik No. 7 Japan Thread).
  • T71 Japan thread is approximately 0.35 mm across the width of the thread (close in size to Kreinik No. 5 Japan Thread).
  • T72 Japan thread is the finest of the range approximately 0.25 mm across the width of the thread.

Japan thread is 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 Japan thread can be couched down in colour in a pattern or with a range of shades, this is known as Or Nue.

Japan threads are used to fill in areas of a design or for fine lines.

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.

Weight 0.03 kg
Dimensions 29 × 25 × 0.2 cm
Length of

10 Yards of Gold T69 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Gold T70 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Gold T71 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Gold T72 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Silver T69 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Silver T70 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Silver T71 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Silver T72 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Copper T69 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Copper T70 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Copper T71 Japan Thread, 10 Yards of Copper T72 Japan Thread

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