DMC Pearl / Perle Cotton is a double mercerised stranded cotton. It is the mercerising process that gives it its beautiful pearlised sheen. The thread is soft and silky, and does not fluff or kink. The yarn is comprised of 2 inseparable strands.
Ideal for a variety of different embroidery work e.g. tablecloths and napkins, smocking as well as edging work on bulkier embroidery to give needlework projects a raised aspect and lustrous finish. A sharps #4 needle is recommended with this thread.
The size numbers in pearl cotton refers to the metres per gram. This is #8 which has 8m per gram of thread. These are 10g balls and contain 80m of thread.