Pearl/perle cotton embroidery thread is a bit special and different to the usual six-strand embroidery thread. It’s twisted and not meant to be separated, which gives it a lovely texture for visible mending – particularly noticeable with satin stitch and running stitch.
In 70+ colours, this 2-ply embroidery thread is vintage as-new stock plucked from a time machine, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. It’s colourfast and suitable for embroidery, cross stitch, hand quilting and crochet. It would look sensational with Wrenbirdarts moth mending embroidery transfers. (It can be used for darning but I don’t recommend it, as the twist makes the thread like tiny rope, which doesn’t expand and fill gaps when darning, giving you a more open weave.)
Can’t decide? Select one or more 'ELF's choice' skeins and I’ll pick for you.
Made from 100% cotton in West Germany (!) a long time ago, with paper labels.
Want to see how it’s done? Modern Mending the book includes 18 pages of detailed hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.
For six-strand embroidery thread with more mending versatility (use 1-6 strands depending on what you're mending), try Cottage Garden Threads.
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