DMC Perle Cotton Balls No. 8

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DMC Perle Cotton Balls No. 8
DMC Perle Cotton is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread.
NZ$ 5.20
Article 116
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The twist of the thread is how it received its “Perle” 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% colourfast. 

Perle Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your embroidery.

DMC Perle Cotton Balls size 8 is available in 206 solid and 18 variegated colors on an 87 yard ball.

Made in France.

PLEASE NOTE: Colours may vary from screen to screen

Perle Cotton Balls are ideal to use for:

  • Embroidery
  • Needlepoint
  • Hardanger
  • Blackwork
  • Redwork
  • Pulled thread
  • Smocking
  • Applique
  • Crochet 
  • Many types of creative stitchery


See the Perle Cotton No.8 colour chart pdf here


DMC Perle Cotton Balls can be used for many embroidery projects. When using Perle Cotton for crochet it is important to match the proper crochet hook to the size thread you are using. DMC recommends steel crochet hook size 7 for thread size 8 Perle Cotton Balls.


DMC Perle Cotton is 100% colourfast and can be washed on a frequent basis, without causing the color to fade. The thread can be washed at high temperatures (95° C). Particular attention should be paid to the fabric on which the thread was embroidered.

Wash your embroidery 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 the embroidery in a towel to remove excess water, then dry flat. Place the embroidery on a clean towel, preferably while still damp, and iron on the reverse side, at the temperature setting recommended for the fabric.