Benton & Johnson Goldwork-Smooth Purl-Gilt metal embroidery thread-choose size

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Genuine Benton & Johnson goldwork threads. The highest quality metal embroidery threads available.

This listing is for 18" of Smooth Purl, which has a shiny finish. Purls are tubular in shape and are normally cut into small pieces and sewn into place like a bead, normally with silk threads. Purls are finer than bullion making them better for filling smaller areas of your goldwork embroidery. Purls are soft and springy allowing you to sew into place to form a loop (chain work), over other metal threads, or just in a straight line.

Purls are made by spinning a very fine wire tightly around a needle to create the very flexible and hollow tubes. The higher the number, the finer the thread. May be more than one piece to come up with 18" due to the manufacturing process.

Approximate widths of Smooth Purls according to size:
No. 4 - 2.0 mm
No. 5 - 1.8 mm
No. 6 - 1.5 mm
No. 7 - 1.2 mm
No. 8 - 1 mm
No. 9 - 0.8 mm
No. 10 - 0.6 mm

    Average review
    May 19, 2018 by S. Marie Grimaldi
    Very nice thread! Thank you!
    Jul 18, 2017 by koshkacat
    really tiny amount for what i am going to need. Nice packaging.
    Nov 4, 2016 by Ankharet Verch Meredudd
    Apr 13, 2016 by Victoria Donnenberg
    Beautiful high quality items and fast delivery
    Apr 12, 2016 by Susan M. Wojciechowski

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Purchases with be shipped by USPS First Class mail unless weight requires an upgrade to Priority Mail, for domestic purchases. All international purchases will be shipped by USPS First Class International mail.


Payment is due within 5 days from date of purchase.

Returns & exchanges

Items are not refundable due to the nature of the product, unless there are major defects to your fabric.

For items such as undyed fabric (cut and packaged), embroidery kits and materials, there is a 10% restocking fee charged to returned items. Items need to be received in clean and undamaged condition.

Additional policies

All of our fabrics are custom products and are made when your purchase is completed. This is to ensure you get the newest product possible.

If you'd like us to consider your stitching, and be a Featured Embroiderer on our Facebook page, send us a picture of your finished piece! Write a brief description of your embroidery or cross-stitch, and let us know which fabric of ours your used. We'll take a look and possibly post it to our page!