House of Embroidery No 12 Perle Thread – Multi-toned



These stunning twisted cotton perle threads are created by House of Embroidery in South Africa. They have a wonderful lustre and are hand-dyed in a sumptuous range of colours. The dye colours change fairly rapidly but not overly dramatically along the length of the thread, thereby producing wonderfully soft, natural shading as you stitch. I love this weight of thread for surface embroidery (all stitches) and it is wonderful for needlelace. For example, it is  used to produce the needlelace across the back of the Wren Étui.

The thread is sold in 20m twists.

Please note that the True Colour of the thread may differ slightly from displayed images due to differences in calibration and computer models.


1. True Blue P1C 15. Mango P24A 29. Freesia P48A 43. Gladiolae  P77B
2. Bush P8B 16. Mango P24B 30. Freesia P48B 44. Gladiolae P77C
3. Oak P10A 17. Gold P26C 31. Freesia P48C 45. Salvia P78A
4. Blossom P12C 18. Aquatic P28B 32. Forest P54A 46. Ajuga P83A
5. Autumn P13A 19. Lavender P34A 33Cloves P55A 47. Birch P84B
6. Pansy P15C 20. Lavender  P34B 34. Cloves P55B 48. Verdon      P87C
7. Roses P16A 21. Lavender P34C 35. Harvest P64A 49. Reflections P88B
8. Roses P16B 22. Camellia P35B 36. Harvest P64B 50. Reflections P88C
9. Fairies P17B 23. Peacock P38A 37. Strelitzia P68B 51. Marigold P90A
10. Fairies P17C 24. Grapes P39A 38.  Woodlands P69B 52. Panorama P91C
11. Hydrangea P18B
25. Grapes P39B 39. Ocean P73A 53.  Honeysuckle P97C
12. Hydrangea P18C 26. Grapes P39C 40. Nasturtium P76B
13. Aster P19C 27. Wine Glow P45C 41. Nasturtium  P76C
14. Berries P20B 28. Brass P46A 42.Gladiolae P77A

As a fair-trade company, House of Embroidery prides itself on the sustained empowerment of previously unskilled South Africans. Most of the team are women, many of whom had no prior employment. The majority are currently the main breadwinners in their respective families.

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True BlueP1C, BushP8B, OakP10A, BlossomP12C, AutumnP13A, PansyP15C, RosesP16A, RosesP16B, FairiesP17B, FairiesP17C, HydrangeaP18B, HydrangeaP18C, AsterP19C, BerriesP20B, MangoP24A, MangoP24B, GoldP26C, AquaticP28B, LavenderP34A, LavenderP34B, LavenderP34C, CamelliaP35B, PeacockP38A, GrapesP39A, GrapesP39B, GrapesP39C, Wine GlowP45C, BrassP46A, FreesiaP48A, FreesiaP48B, FreesiaP48C, ForestP54A, ClovesP55A, ClovesP55B, HarvestP64A, HarvestP64B, StrelitziaP68B, WoodlandsP69B, OceanP73A, NasturtiumP76B, NasturtiumP76C, GladiolaeP77A, GladiolaeP77B, Gladiolae P77C, SalviaP78A, AjugaP83A, BirchP84B, VerdonP87C, ReflectionsP88B, ReflectionsP88C, MarigoldP90A, PanoramaP91C, HoneysuckleP97C






Cared for correctly, these products are colour-fast & light-fast.

Whilst every care is taken to remove any excess dye from our fibres, red or dark colours should always be tested before stitching.

Pull a sheet of white paper towel or cloth along a moistened length of thread. Alternatively, press the thread between the folds of a cloth with a steam iron. If any colour shows on the cloth, rinse the thread several times in cool water until all excess colour is removed. Air dry thread out of direct sunlight before using.

Cleaning your finished product:

We recommend the use of a 100% pure soap and hand washing your finished  products with cold or lukewarm water.

Wet your product, rub soap on to your embroidered work, leave for a few minutes. Rinse with plenty of  cold or lukewarm water. Place on a towel face down and press gently. Air dry out of direct sunlight.



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