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.5 10g Ball, #BLANC WHITE, 45m
12% OFF RRP $5.65
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #48 VARIEGATED BABY PINK, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #93 VARIEGATED ROYAL BLUE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4501 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4502 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4504 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4510 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4511 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4514 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4516 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4517 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC COLORIS Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #4519 VARIEGATED, 10g, 80m
17% OFF RRP $5.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.5 10g Ball, #310 BLACK, 45m
12% OFF RRP $5.65
DMC Perle Cotton No.5 10g Ball, #712 CREAM, 45m
12% OFF RRP $5.65
DMC Perle Cotton No.5 10g Ball, #919 RED COPPER, 45m
12% OFF RRP $5.65
DMC Perle Cotton No.5 10g Ball, #996 MEDIUM ELECTRIC BLUE, 45m
12% OFF RRP $5.65
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #105 VARIEGATED TAN BROWN, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #106 VARIEGATED CORAL, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #107 VARIEGATED CARNATION, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #111 VARIEGATED MUSTARD, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #115 VARIEGATED GARNET, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #121 VARIEGATED DELFT BLUE, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #125 VARIEGATED SEAFOAM GREEN, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95
DMC Perle Cotton No.8 Ball, #208 VERY DARK LAVENDER, 10g, 80m
20% OFF RRP $4.95