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 No.8 Ball, #210 MEDIUM LAVENDER, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #223 LIGHT SHELL PINK, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #311 MEDIUM NAVY BLUE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #333 VERY DARK BLUE VIOLET, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #3689 LIGHT MAUVE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #601 DARK CRANBERRY, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #602 MEDIUM CRANBERRY, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #741 MEDIUM TANGERINE ORANGE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #743 MEDIUM YELLOW, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #ECRU ECRU, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Cotton Thread Colour Card, Actual Threads, Mouline, Perle, Light Effects etc. W100B
13% OFF RRP $79.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4514 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #115 VARIEGATED GARNET, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #208 VERY DARK LAVENDER, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #224 VERY LIGHT SHELL PINK, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #225 ULTRA VERY LIGHT SHELL PINK, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #300 VERY DARK MAHOGANY, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #3041 MEDIUM ANTIQUE VIOLET, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #3042 LIGHT ANTIQUE VIOLET, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #310 BLACK, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #315 MEDIUM DARK ANTIQUE MAUVE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #316 MEDIUM ANTIQUE MAUVE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #319 VERY LIGHT PISTACHIO GREEN, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #320 MEDIUM PISTACHIO GREEN, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95