Menu

Cart

Bullion – Rough Purl

Bullion – Rough Purl

$4.55$12.12 USD

Price Per Yard. Available in Gold 2%, Gilt, Silver, Copper and a variety of colours.

Rough Purls are made up of a very fine wire thread that is wound into a soft flexible hollow tube with a dull (matte) surface.

The tube is cut up into chips (beads) and couched down onto the fabric – passing the needle and thread through the middle of the chip so the thread is hidden and can be sewn over felt or crochet cotton padding to give the area dimension,

Read More

I recommend ordering enough for your project as each manufacturing batch can differ slightly in colour.

Clear
Compare

Share:

I carry several sizes in Rough Purl also know as Wire Bullion or Bullion Matte. The sizing is opposite to bullion threads in which the smaller the number the larger the size.

Please use purl threads instead of bullion threads if you are working on pictorial designs under 10 inch in size as my bullion threads are large threads intended for huge projects that stand out from a distance such as banners or alter frontals.

There are smaller bullions (purl threads) that are made in France, my supplier of bullions is in the UK and the sizing differs but both purl threads and bullion threads are the same.


  • No. 4 Rough Purl: Approximately 2.00 mm across the width of the thread.
  • No. 5 Rough Purl: Approximately 1.8 mm across the width of the thread.
  • No. 6 Rough Purl: Approximately 1.5 mm across the width of the thread.
  • No. 7 Rough Purl: Approximately 1.2 mm across the width of the thread.
  • No. 8 Rough Purl: Approximately 1 mm across the width of the thread.
  • No. 9 Rough Purl: Approximately 0.8 mm across the width of the thread.

Rough Purls are made up of a very fine wire thread that is wound into a soft flexible hollow tube with a dull (matte) surface. The wire of the thread is copper based with a gold, silver, copper or coloured plating and will tarnish over time. The thread is manufactured in random lengths so one yard will comprise of two or three sections.

The tube is cut up into chips (beads) and couched down onto the fabric – passing the needle and thread through the middle of the chip so the thread is hidden and can be sewn over felt or crochet cotton padding to give the area dimension – see the last picture.

You will need to use size 12 crewel embroidery needles or size 12 short, sharp beading needles to sew down No. 8 and No. 9 and No. 10 rough Purl pas the hole through the metal tube is very narrow and the No. 10 Crewel Embroidery needle will not fit through the hole.

I suggest ordering enough for your entire project as the manufacturing batches of the rough purl can vary in colour so you may not get an exact match the next time you order.

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.

 

 

Weight0.005 kg
Dimensions29 × 25 × 0.02 cm
Yard(s) of

Gold 2% WM No. 4 Rough Purl, Gold 2% WM No. 5 Rough Purl, Gold 2% WM No. 6 Rough Purl, Gold 2% WM No. 7 Rough Purl, Gold 2% WM No. 8 Rough Purl, Gilt No. 5 Rough Purl, Gilt No. 6 Rough Purl, Gilt No. 7 Rough Purl, Gilt No. 8 Rough Purl, Silver No. 5 Rough Purl, Silver No. 6 Rough Purl, Silver No. 7 Rough Purl, Silver No. 8 Rough Purl, Silver No. 9 Rough Purl, Copper No. 5 Rough Purl, Copper No. 6 Rough Purl, Copper No. 7 Rough Purl, Copper No. 8 Rough Purl, Black No. 5 Rough Purl, Blue No. 5 Rough Purl, Dark Blue No. 5 Rough Purl, Ice Blue No. 5 Rough Purl, Leaf Green No. 5 Rough Purl, Red No. 5 Rough Purl, Turquoise No. 5 Rough Purl, Violet No. 5 Rough Purl, Wine Red No. 5 Rough Purl

icon

Other Things You Might Like

$0.76$2.27 USD

Passing Thread

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/coloured-metal-threads/" rel="tag">Coloured Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/metal-threads/" rel="tag">Goldwork / Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/metal-threads-hand-embroidery-supplies/" rel="tag">Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/non-tarnishing-metal-threads/" rel="tag">Non Tarnishing Metal Threads</a>
$0.76$2.27 USD

Price Per Yard.

Passing thread is couched down singularly in the same colour sewing thread or a contrasting colour. Passing thread is often used for Or Nue (couching down the passing thread with different colour threads to create a design or pattern on the surface of the passing thread) and underside couching.
No. 13 Passing threads are synthetic 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.

$0.76$2.27 USDSelect options

Large Back

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/metal-threads/" rel="tag">Goldwork / Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/metal-threads-hand-embroidery-supplies/" rel="tag">Metal Threads</a>
$7.20 USD

Price Per Yard.

Large Back comes in one size and is similar to passing thread but much thicker (approximately 1.25 mm across the width of the thread) and is great for outlining.

The thread is rounded and smooth in appearance and turns corners easily when using a fine tipped tweezers. Large Back is couched down singularly in the same colour sewing thread or a contrasting colour.

$7.58$15.15 USDSelect options

$7.58$15.15 USD

Jaceron

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/metal-threads/" rel="tag">Goldwork / Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/metal-threads-hand-embroidery-supplies/" rel="tag">Metal Threads</a>
$7.58$15.15 USD

Price Per Yard. For Random Lengths that are on Sale Click Here.

I only carry one size of Jaceron as it is almost exactly the same in appearance as Pearl Purl and is less widely used. You can substitute with Pearl Purl if I do not have the size you need in Jaceron.

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.

$7.58$15.15 USDSelect options

$2.65$37.88 USDSelect options

$2.65$37.88 USD

Standard Lurex Thread

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/metal-threads/" rel="tag">Goldwork / Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/metal-threads-hand-embroidery-supplies/" rel="tag">Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/non-tarnishing-metal-threads/" rel="tag">Non Tarnishing Metal Threads</a>
$2.65$37.88 USD

The standard lurex thread comes in dark gold  No. 371, silver No. 380 and copper No. 371. Lurex thread is very similar to passing thread but with a synthetic thread wrapped around a fibre core instead of a metal thread.

The great thing about the lurex thread is that it does not tarnish but has the appearance of a real metal 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.

$2.65$37.88 USDSelect options

$4.55$10.61 USDSelect options

$4.55$10.61 USD

Bullion – Smooth Purl

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/bullion-threads/" rel="tag">Bullion Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/goldwork-supplies/metal-threads/" rel="tag">Goldwork / Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/metal-threads-hand-embroidery-supplies/" rel="tag">Metal Threads</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/purl-threads/" rel="tag">Purl Threads</a>
$4.55$10.61 USD

Price Per Yard. Available in Gold 2%, Gilt, Silver and Copper.

Smooth Purls are made up of a very fine wire thread that is wound into a soft flexible hollow tube with a smooth and shiny surface.

The tube is cut up into chips (beads) and couched down onto the fabric – passing the needle and thread through the middle of the chip so the thread is hidden and can be sewn over felt or crochet cotton padding to give the area dimension.

Read More

I recommend ordering enough for your project as each manufacturing batch can differ slightly in colour.

$4.55$10.61 USDSelect options