DMC Cotton Perle


DMC Pearl Cotton is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread. The twist of the thread is how it received its “Pearl” description and DMC’s Pearl Cotton is best known as the most beautiful thread in the world. During the manufacturing process, the thread is combed, singed by flame and then double mercerized. It is this double mercerizing which gives it its beautiful pearlised sheen. The thread is soft, silky, does not fluff or kink, and 100% colorfast.
Pearl Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your embroidery. DMC Pearl Cotton Balls come in size 5, 8 and 12, in a 10 gram ball put-up and are available in the following color selections and yards:


  • Pearl Balls size 5 is available in 5 solid colors on a 49 yard ball.
  • Size 8 is available in 206 solid and 18 variegated colors on an 87 yard ball.
  • Size 12 is available in 40 solid colors on a 131 yard ball.
             Made in France.


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How to use  this thread in Irish crochet

                                             thread weight                        hook size                        what to crochet
                                                       #5                                       1mm                           packing cord
                                                      #8                                0.75 - 0.9mm                         motifs
                                                      #12                              0.5 - 0.6 mm                     motifs, or BC
                                                                                                                              (baclground netting)
                                                            DMC Pearle Cotton #5 can be used for motifs  and cords.