Gilt Wire Check Purls
Gilt Wire Check Purl
Wire Check Purls are made up of a very fine wire thread that is wound around a soft flexible hollow tube with a serrated or jagged dull (matte) surface.
The Wire Check Purl is cut up into chips or tiny beads and couched down onto the fabric – passing the needle and thread through the middle of the chip so the thread is hidden. The chips or beads can be sewn over felt or crochet cotton padding to give the area dimension.
- #10 Purl Approximately 0.6 mm across the width of the thread.
- #5 Purl Approximately 1.8 mm across the width of the thread.
- 1/2 yard pieces
Use a size 12 crewel needles or size 12 short sharp beading needle with the size #10 wire check purl. The hole in the bead will be very small and a larger size 10 needle will not fit.