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Perlé Cotton

Balls of DMC perlé cotton. Balls of DMC perlé cotton.

Perlé cotton is a form of mercerised cotton thread that became available from the 1920's onwards. Perlé is a non-divisible thread, usually Z-plied and s-spun. It is regarded as a strong thread with a lustre. Perlé (also known as pearl or French perlé) was initially made by DMC, but was later copied by other companies.

See also: stranded cotton threads.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6 June 2016).

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Last modified on Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:40