Stitch Samples

Size 3 Pearl Cotton thread

Size 3 Pearl Cotton thread is large and eye catching with shiny, clearly defined colors. Available in 62 variegated colorways, Size 3 is recommended for hand stitching wool or felt. On cotton fabrics use it for couching by machine or hand. Try it with needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting, or weaving too.
In this sample, Size 3 in the Asters colorway is couched with an invisible thread by machine.
Size 3 measures 16.4 yards for $4.

 

Size 5 Pearl Cotton thread

Size 5 Pearl Cotton thread is strong, bright, and dyes in clearly defined colors. Available in 62 variegated color schemes, use it for hand embroidery on wool or felt. It works well for hand stitching on one layer of cotton and for crochet, sashiko, knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, needle punch (use a size 6 needle), weaving, applique, and any number of needle arts.
In this sample, Size 5 in the Rainbow Medium colorway gives a folk-art finish to wool applique.
Size 5 measures 25 yards for $5.

 

Size 8 Pearl Cotton thread

Size 8 Pearl Cotton thread dyes richly and is very versatile. Available in 62 variegated colorways, it is recommended for machine bobbin drawing, hand embroidery, hand quilting, crochet, sashiko, knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, needlepunch (use a size 2 needle), and weaving.
In this sample, a log cabin block is stitched in a crazy quilting style with the Rainbow Rich Size 8 in the bobbin (by-pass the bobbin tension).
Size 8 measures 50 yards for $8.

 

Size 8 Pearl Cotton thread

Size 8 Pearl Cotton thread adds another layer of texture and detail to this small art quilt. The little house is embellished with simple embroidery stitches like cross-stitch, French knots, and seed stitches with the Size 8 in the Aquamarine colorway.
To see more quilts hand stitched with the Size 8 thread visit Laura’s Gallery of New Art Quilts.
Size 8 measures 50 yards for $8.

 

Size 12 Pearl Cotton thread

Size 12 Pearl Cotton thread is strong and the thinnest of our hand-dyed threads. It is available in all 62 variegated color schemes. Size 12 works beautifully for hand embroidery and machine quilting. To use in the machine, hand wind the skein onto an empty spool and stitch away with a 14/90 embroidery or quilting machine needle like our Schmetz needles. You can also use Size 12 for needlepunch (use a size 1 needle).
In this sample, the size 12 in the Sunflowers colorway is free-motion machine stitched using a 14/90 quilting needle in the machine and a 40 weight cotton thread in the bobbin.
Size 12 measures 130 yards for $12.

 

 Size 12 Pearl Cotton thread is perfect for making a free form embroidery like this sample.

It was stitched on black cotton fabric with size 12 pearl cotton thread in the following colorways: Sunflowers, Parakeet, Forget Me Nots, Petunias, Violets, Lime Frappe and Really Red.
Size 12 measures 130 yards for $12.