- DMC #3 Pearl Cotton is a softly twister, highly mercerized, non-divisible fiber
- Lovely pearlized sheen
- Does not fluff, kink or fray
- Very soft non-divisible twisted thread used straight off the skein. Delicate matte texture.
- 100% Cotton
- 292 colors
- 16 yards
- Made in France
Tips and Tricks:
Don’t untwist the strands of thread — they are meant to stay twisted as one strand, they aren’t separated like 6-strand embroidery floss.
To cut pearl cotton skeins into shorter strands (approximately 18-19″), move both the paper labels on the skein to the center. Separate the two twisted ends of the skein, and cut each loop in half. Remove one strand of thread by pulling one out from the still-looped end of the skein.
To cut pearl cotton into longer strands (approximately 36″), remove both the paper labels from the skein. Untwist the skein to lay flat, then tease the skein open to create a loop. Cut the skein once.
Keep your paper labels handy to easily identify the weight and color later. Slip them back onto the skein if you removed them, or tie it onto one end of the skein.
This fiber is an excellent choice for stitches you want to “pad”. Lay long lengths of #3 over the area you desire padding and then satin stitch over these threads. This will give you a nice round padded effect.
The assigned number refers to its size; the smaller the number the larger the thread. #3 is the largest size of pearl cotton.
13 mesh use one strand
18 mesh use one strand
Colors displayed in photos may vary based on monitor settings, and changes introduced during manufacturing. Photos are provided as a reference and not a guarantee of color tone.