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How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3



 
 
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Old October 20th 17, 11:58 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Default How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3

I can't find pearl cotton size 3 in the color I want to use for a project. If I substitute embroidery floss how many strands do I need to use. TIA
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Old October 21st 17, 08:24 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Default How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3

I would guess 8 strands. I found a site that said 2 strands for #12, 4 for #8, 6 for #5. Artfabrik.com/a-guess-on-thread-sizes
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Old October 21st 17, 09:05 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Default How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3

On Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:24:46 -0700 (PDT), Arliss Link
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I would guess 8 strands. I found a site that said 2 strands for #12, 4 for #8, 6 for #5. Artfabrik.com/a-guess-on-thread-sizes


I would think so and I wouldn't strand the threads before use either,
in fact, giving them a little twist, stitch to stitch might imitate
the pearl cotton better.
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Old October 25th 17, 04:48 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Default How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3

On Sunday, 22 October 2017 09:06:02 UTC+13, wrote:
On Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:24:46 -0700 (PDT), Arliss Link
wrote:

I would guess 8 strands. I found a site that said 2 strands for #12, 4 for #8, 6 for #5. Artfabrik.com/a-guess-on-thread-sizes


I would think so and I wouldn't strand the threads before use either,
in fact, giving them a little twist, stitch to stitch might imitate
the pearl cotton better.


Perle thread is smoothly twisted rather than strands stitched flat. Here is a link that shows how to make perle(pearl) thread from floss.
http://www.lkreinmiller.com/uploads/...perlecoton.pdf

For perle 3 I would use 8 strands of floss (2 lots of 4 strands each) and start with more than a 1 yard length, for example 1 and a half or even 2 yards.
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