DMC Perle 8 Cotton Balls are 100% Cotton and contain 80m of thread. Perle 8 is perfect for many uses including embroidery, appliqué, crochet (use hook size 7), and big stitch quilting. It is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread. 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. Perle Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your work.
DMC Pearl Cotton is 100% colorfast and can be washed on a frequent basis, without causing the colour to fade. The thread can be washed at high temperatures (95° C/203° F). Wash your item with one teaspoon of mild soap. After washing, gently wring it out and rinse it as many times as necessary to get the soap out of it (until the water is clear). Use almost cold water to rinse the piece. Wrap in a towel to remove excess water, then dry flat. Preferably while still damp, place on a towel and iron on the reverse side at the temperature setting recommended for the fabric.