House of Embroidery No 12 Perle Thread – Purple Tones



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.

Colours on offer are:

1. Orchid P9C 10. Peacock P38C 19. Clematis P63A
2. Viola P14A 11. Fuchsia P49C 20. Clematis P63B
3. Viola P14B 12. India P52B 21. Clematis P63C
4. Viola P14C 13. Granny P61A 22. Stocks P79A
5. Pansy 15A 14. Granny P61B 23. Larkspur P80A
6. Pansy 15B 15. Granny P61C 24. Larkspur P80B
7. Fairies P17A 16. Hellebore P62A 25. Mist P86C
8. Aster P19A 17. Hellebore P62B 26. Reflections P88A
9. Aster P19B 18. Hellebore P62C


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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Orchid P9C, Viola P14A, Viola P14B, Viola P14C, Pansy P15A, Pansy P15B, Fairies P17A, Aster P19A, Aster P19B, Peacock P38C, Fuchsia P49C, India P52B, Granny P61A, Granny P61B, Granny P61C, Hellebore P62A, Hellebore P62B, Hellebore P62C, Clematis P63A, Clematis P63B, Clematis P63C, Stocks P79A, Larkspur P80A, Larkspur P80B, Mist P86C, Reflections P88A






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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