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Presencia Perle Cotton is 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast.
One 10-gram ball of size 12 perle cotton has approximately 136 yards of thread. I like to use this thread to make visible stitches on cotton fabric. It is also a good weight to use with wool when you want the stitches to be less prominent.
Don't forget to order needles - I recommend either the #7 Tulip Embroidery needle, the #7 Hemming Sharp, or the the #9 Bohin Crewel.
Click here to see a video about larger needles, thicker threads, and needle threaders.
Use the chart below to compare the different weights of thread.
* All colors are Bleachfast except 1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are Colorfast but not Bleachfast.