Perle Cotton No. 8

DMC Pearl Cotton Balls (Art. 116)

Pearl Cotton Balls are ideal to use for:

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

DMC Pearl Cotton is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread. The twist of the thread is how it received its “Pearl” 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% colorfast. Pearl Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your embroidery.

Care & Washing

DMC Pearl Cotton is 100% colorfast and can be washed on a frequent basis, without causing the color to fade. The thread can be washed at high temperatures (95° C/203° F). Particular attention should be paid to the fabric on which the thread was embroidered.

Wash your embroidery with one teaspoon of mild soap such as Orvus. 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.

How to Use

DMC Pearl Cotton Balls can be used for many embroidery projects. When using Pearl Cotton for crochet it is important to match the proper crochet hook to the size thread you are using. DMC recommends steel crochet hook sizes for the different sizes of Pearl Cotton Balls:

  • Thread size 5 - Hook size 5
  • Thread size 8 - Hook size 7
  • Thread size 12 - Hook size 8


DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #3813 LIGHT BLUE GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #414 DARK STEEL GREY, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #503 MEDIUM BLUE GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #524 VERY LIGHT FERN GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #613 VERY LIGHT DRAB BROWN (GREEN BROWN), 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #644 MEDIUM BEIGE GREY, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #926 MEDIUM GREY GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #927 LIGHT GREY GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #928 VERY LIGHT GREY GREEN, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #ECRU ECRU, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #611 DRAB BROWN (GREEN BROWN), 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #943 MEDIUM AQUAMARINE, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #991 DARK AQUAMARINE, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #993 VERY LIGHT AQUAMARINE, 10g, 80m
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DMC Coloris ThreadPerle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4510 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #210 MEDIUM LAVENDER, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #211 LIGHT LAVENDER, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #225 ULTRA VERY LIGHT SHELL PINK, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #301 MEDIUM MAHOGANY, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #316 MEDIUM ANTIQUE MAUVE, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #353 PEACH, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #355 DARK TERRA COTTA, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #780 ULTRA VERY DARK TOPAZ, 10g, 80m
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DMC Perle Cotton Thread No.8, 10g Ball, #782 DARK TOPAZ, 10g, 80m
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