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Addendum to Threads for Lace Edition 5

List completed February 2015.

Erratum - page 12, 4th line from bottom should read:
39 ÷ 60 x 100% = 65%

Linen and bast threads

Thread Size Spin Wraps/cm
Wm Barbour & Sons Best Lace thread   60/3 3S 20
    120/3 3S 31
Barbours Royal Irish Linen floss   G 2S 15
Bart & Francis Linen   50/4 NeL 4S 17
    30/3 NeL 3S 14
    50/3 NeL 3S 18
    65/3 NeL 3S 22
    70/3 NeL 3S 24
    50/2 NeL 2S 21
    60/2 NeL 2S 24
    130/2 NeL 2S 34
Bart & Francis Bamboo (bast thread not regenerated cellulose) 2x(120/2)Nm 60/2 Nm 2S/2Z 27
Bart & Francis Lino Flandrica Tricot Special (one twisted ply 1 floss ply)     2S 3
Bart & Francis Lino Flandrica Batiste     1Z 36
Crest & M.... Pure linen   A 2S 10
DMC Lin pour Dentelles   20 4S 14
DMC Lin Floche   70 2S 28
East of India Hemp COrd   10lb 3S 10
Faudel's Ltd Pure Linen Flourishing thread   size 0 2S 16
Goldschild Linen Nm Nm 30/3 NeL 50/3 3S 19
Herculex Lin Extra 40 3S 15
  60 3S 18
  80 3S 20
  100 3S 21
Herdman Ltd Sion (Mills) Nm39.6 Lea 66 1Z 36
Jatan aitta Katrilli   3S 17
Knox's Dragon 75 3S 26
  100 3S 28
Knox's LC 16 3S 14
  70 2S 32
Knox's Linen crochet 14 2Z/3S 14
  40 2Z/3S 23
  50 2Z/3S 26
Knox's Falcon 18 2S 15
  20 2S 16
Knox's linen floss 50 2S 23
Knox's linen floss (skein, orange label) Size 2 2S 16
Knox's linen gimp 36 2S 25
  48 2S 32
  80 2S 38
Knox's Machine linen 30 3Z 18
Lang Yarns Lino Premium   2S 5
J Stighelmans fil de Courtrai No 400 2S 35
Texere Conemara Linen 10/1 nm 1Z 20
Texere C4 linen   1Z/10S 5
. . . single strand   1Z 26
Texere Natural linen light 6S 6
Texere White linen light 3S 6
Texere Dublin linen 18/12 cc 6Z/3S 5
Uppingham Yarns Hemp (canapa) 3.3 nm 1S 9
Uppingham Yarns Bamboo 2/36 2S 23
  3/68 3S 22
Uppingham Yarns linen Chiaro (one twisted ply 1 floss ply) 2.1 nm 2S 5
Uppingham Yarns linen SS10 1S 29
Uppingham Yarns linen 2/13.5 2S 12
Venne linen 35/2 2S 17
  50/2 2S 25

 

Cotton Threads

Thread Size Spin Wraps/cm
Ajax Sartel Retors, 3 fils extra 24 3Z 21
Amann Mercifil 12 3Z 17
  40 2Z 26
  50 2Z 25
  60 2Z 30
Anchor Aida 20 2S/3Z 18
Anchor Artiste crochet cotton 10 2S/3Z 14
  20 2S/3Z 17
  30 2S/3Z 20
  40 2S/3Z 22
  50 2S/3Z 23
  60 2S/3Z 25
  80 2S/3Z 29
  100 2S/3Z 31
Anchor Coton a Broder Ricamo 16 4S 16
  30 4S 23
Anchor Flox No10 2S 8
Anchor Freccia 12 3Z 13
  16 3Z 16
Anchor Perlita   2S 4
Anchor Lace (filato di Cantu) (European version of Coats Lace) 10 2Z 17
  20 2S 20
  30 3S 23
  40 2Z 26
  50 2Z 28
Anchor Soft Embroidery   4S 8
Ariane Egyptian cotton (Ne18/2) 30/2 2Z 22
  (Ne24/2) 40/2 2Z 25
  (Ne36/2) 60/2 2Z 32
Arderns Crochet 40 2S/3Z 30
Aurifil Aurifloss   2S/6Z 11
Brok 70/2 2S 38
Cartier Bresson À la Croix 16 4S 15
  120 2Z 36
Clark & Co Coton a Repriser   2S/4 10
. . . Single strand   2S 31
Clark's Embroidery Cotton for machines 50 left 2Z 38
  30 left 2Z 28
Coats Anchor Machine Embroidery (Hungary)   2Z 27
Coats Supersheen (Swedish)   3Z 30
Coats Flora 50 2S/3Z 23
Coats Swallow 50 3Z 30
Coats Cometa Encajes 20 2S 20
  30 3Z 23
  40 2Z 26
  50 2Z 28
J&P Coats Crochet 24 2S/3Z 23
J&P Coats Closing Thread 60 3Z 11
John Dewhurst & sons, Superior Sewing cotton for singer, six cord 100 2Z/3S 35
DMC Alsa 40 3Z 28
DMC Cebelia 10 3Z 13
DMC cotton Floche a Broder 10 6S 14
  20 4S 23
DMC Coton a Broder 45 4S 28
DMC Petra 5 2S 10
DMC Retors a Broder (same as coton mat pour tricot) No4 5S 8
DMC Retors Special pour Dentelle - Guiza Special (large skein) 50 2S/3Z 23
DMC Sewing Thread   2Z 27
DMC Tubino (Art 623A)   2Z 28
Empress Mills Chain 170s 2Z 36
Empress Mills cotton (white is finer than ecru) 60s (white) 3Z 32
  60s (ecru) 3Z 31
  50s (white) 3Z 29
  50s (ecru) 3Z 27
  40s (white) 3Z 27
  40s (ecru) 3Z 26
  30s (white) 3Z 23
  30s (ecru) 3Z 22
  24s (white) 3Z 21
  24s (ecru) 3Z 20
  18s (white) 3Z 18
  18s (ecru) 3Z 17
Empress Mills Montmellick chunky range 7s - No3 7S 9
  6s - No2 6S 11
  4s - No1 4S 12
Egyptian cotton 30/2 2S 28
Fil au Chinois Cocon Calais, Fil Dentelle (French) 80/3 3Z 26
Fil au Chinois Fil à Gant (French) 120 2Z 40
Fil au Chinois Fil a Gant cotton glace 60 2S/3Z 24
Fil au Chinois, Fil à Coudre (French) 50 3Z 28
Fil au Chinois (French) 24/3 3Z 22
  40/3 3Z 26
  36/2 2S 30
  50/2 2S 38
  60/2 2S 42
  70/2 2S 48
  80/2 2S 50
  100/2 2S 54
  120/2 2S /58
Frank's Baumwolle (was Saba) 20/3 3Z 20
  40/2 2Z 30
Gloves, Doyleys Table Mats etc 9 cord   3S/3Z 20
Hakelgarn 10 2S/3Z 14
  20 2S/3Z 17
Handy Hands Lizbeth 3 2S/3Z 9
  10 2S/3Z 13
  20 2S/3Z 17
  40 2S/3Z 20
  80 2S/3Z 27
Handy Hands Lizbeth Twirlz 20 2S/3Z 18
Iris Ultra cottin Quilting 50 3Z 30
Katy Choroszewska Matt Cotton   3S 11
Katy Choroszewska Combed cotton   3Z 9
Katy Choroszewska Mercerised cotton 4/12 4S 13
Katy Choroszewska Fine Perle cotton   2S 20
Katy Choroszewska Cotton Ribbon   braid 7
Katy Choroszewska stranded cotton   2S/6Z 8
""single strand   2S 17
Kerr & Co Lustre Twist (Scotland) 30 3Z 31
Lily Tatting cotton   4Z 25
Kerr & Co Lustre Twist (Scotland) 30 3Z 31
Merselka machine twist 40 3Z 25
MEZ AG Protocord   3Z 43
MEZ Perlgarn 3 2S 8
Modi Thread Mills MTM (Indian) stranded embroidery   2S/6Z 10
. . . single strand   2S 26
Olympus No 18 3S/3Z 13
  No 40 2S/3Z 18
Omega 30 2S/3Z 19
  50 2S/3Z 21
E Peat 14 slip 2S 54
  4 slip 2S 29
Presencia mercerised sewing cotton 50 3Z 29
  60 3Z 37
Regent Mendings No24 2S 6
Rubi Brilliante   2S 15
"S" stranded cotton   2S/3Z 10
. . . single strand   2S 26
Samson mercerised sewing thread 40/3 3Z 28
Sericum mercerised machine twist 60 3Z 36
Star Machine Quilting & Craft No 30 3Z 29
Struts Milford Knitting No 8 3S 11
Struts Lustre Knitting No 5 2S 10
Superior Threads Masterpiece 50/2 2Z 38
Swallow machine cotton Art 5459 60 3Z 34
Swan Machine cotton   3Z 30
Sylko Machine Twist No50 3Z 32
Tentakulum Vierfachgarn (German)   4S 18
Texere Emporer Penguin merc cotton 2/16 cc 2S 19
Texere King Penguin 100% cotton 2/16 cc 2S 16
Texere Monaco   2S 4
Texere Provence 8/8 cc 1S/8Z 5
. . . single strand   1S 20
Texere Empress Crochet } 10/3 3Z 13
Texere Empress Crochet } (same label diferent spin) 10/3 3S 12
Texere cotton 3/11 cc 3S 12
Texere Stranded cotton   2S/8Z 7
. . . single strand   2S 22
Texere Mercerised cotton 10/2 nm 2S 10
Texere combed cotton 2/34 2S 21
Texere Lancashire 100% cotton 12/9 cc 3Z/3S 9
  12/18 cc 6Z/3S 5
Texere fine strong cotton 2/15 cc 2S 16
Texere fine cotton 3/12 cc 3S 14
Texere cotton 4/16 cc 4S 10
  3/32 nm 3S 20
  3/8 cc 3S 9
Texere cotton chenille (4 ply equiv) fine 2S+ 6
Texere Stranded cotton   2S/6Z 10
. . . single strand   2S 22
J Toulemonde Fil Dentelles au Chinois (French)   3Z 26
Unity Glace 80 2Z 38
Uppingham Yarns combed cotton 3/24 3S 14
Uppingham Yarns cotton slub   1Z 22
Uppingham Yarns 65% cotton 35% milk fibre   3S 21
Venne cotton (this size is always variegated) 40/2 Nm 2S 24
  50/2 Nm 2Z 29
Venne Organic Colcoton 50/2 Nm 2Z 32
Venne Cottoline, 60% cotton 40% linen 22/2 2S 13
Richard Wernekinke "RWG" (Holland) 200/2 2S 56
Wolf Brand Mending Thread No2 2S 6
Wonderfil Spaghetti (plain colurs) 12wt 3Z 20
Wonderfil Fruitti (varigated colours) 12wt 3Z 20
Wonderfil Konfetti (plain colours) 50wt 3Z 32
Wonderfil Tutti (varigated coours) 50wt 3Z 32
Wonderfil Silco 35wt 3Z 30
XF Coton Cannelé Nm30/2x4 2S/4Z 10
YLI Scanfil organic Egyptian cotton Tex35 30/2 2Z 30
Zürcher-Stalder Merc. Baumwolle (coton mercerisé) 12/2 2S 16
  20/2 2S 22

 

Silk Threads

Thread Size Spin Wraps/cm
AtelierMB (Martin Burkhard) Moor-Seide 50/3 NeL 2S/9Z 14
Amann Amanda (spun silk) 100/3 3Z 28
Au ver à Soie, Soie Surfine 130/2 2Z 37
Bart & Francis Grenedine 3x48den 2S/3Z 48
Bart & Francis Argentina S6   3S/2S 12
Bart & Francis Royal Camel 50% camel hair 50% silk 16/1 Nm 1Z 22
  16/2 Nm 2S 12
  16/3 Nm 3S 10
  45/1 Nm 1Z 30
  45/2 Nm 2S 20
  45/3 Nm 3S 18
Bart & Francis Bombyx Mori Special Crepe Legere 50% silk, 50% viscose 50/2 NeC 2Z 21
Bart & Francis Powder Silk 7/1 Nm 1Z 13
Bart & Francis Shantung silk, Flame structure clean gassed   2S/16  
Bart & Francis Shantung Yaspé 3/15 3S 8
Bart & Francis Tussah Silk 20/2 Nm 2S 12
Bart & Francis SilkS & WoolS 4% morus silk, 15% shantung silk 5% merino 35% Australian wool   1Z 11
Bart & Francis 50% Qiviot (Bison) 50% Morus silk   3S 6
Bart & Francis Mozambo Tussah silk (African) 35/2Nm 20/2 NeC 2S/2Z 20
  70/2NM 40/2Nec 2S 29
Beehive Extra Super sewing & machine sik   3Z 35
Dinky Dyes (hand dyed spun silk)   2S/6Z 10
. . . . . single strand   2S 25
KNK Silk Kanakawa (Japanese) (reeled) 1000den 3Z 18
Krienik Silk Serica (reeled)   3Z 13
Pearsall's Floss stout 1 7
Planet Earth 6-ply silk   2S/6Z 10
. . . . . single strand   2S 24
Robin and Russ spun silk 140/2 2S 34
Texere Yarns Regency silk (spun) 60/2 nm 2S 24
Tentakulum Soie Gobelins (reeled)   2Z 22
Tentakulum Au ver a Soie (reeled)   2Z/6Z 9
. . . . . single strand   2Z 22
Tentakulum Soie D'Alger (spun)   2S/7Z 6
. . . . . single strand   2S 19
Texere Roma silk (spun) 60/2 nm 2S 24
  120/4 nm 2S/2S 24
. . . . . 100/2 nm 2S 30
Texere Divine silk chenille 4.5nm 2S+ 6
Texere Dynasty 13/1 nm 1Z 16
Texere Bliss mulberry silk lopi 1.5 nm 1Z 5
Texere Landscape (linen & silk)   2S 23
Texere Enigma (50% silk 50% wool) 10/1 nm 1S 13
Texere GardenFlowers (50% silk 50% cotton) 1/10 wc 1S 14
Texere Silk Heather (40% silk 30% wool 30% cotton) 9/1 nm 1S 12
Texere Thai silk 3/§ nm 1Z 8
Texere Sky One 90% mulberry silk 5% cotton neps 5% cashmere 10/1 nm 1S 12
Texere Sky Two 90% mulberry silk 5% cotton neps 5% cashmere 10/2 nm 1S/2Z 9
Texere Galaxy One 90% mulberry silk 10% cotton neps 10/1 nm 1S 12
Texere Galaxy Six 90% mulberry silk 10% cotton neps 10/5 1S/6Z 5
Texere Silk & viscose (60% mulberry silk 40% black viscose)   2S 13
Texere Donegal (Tussah silk with cotton neps) 10/1 nm 1S 12
Texere Harlequin (90% mulberry 10% cotton neps) 10/1 1S 12
Texere Wild silk - 100% tussah silk size 1 11.3/1 nm 1Z 18
  size 2 11.3/2 nm 2S 8
  size 4 11.3/4 nm 2S 6
  size 8 11.3/8 nm 2S 5
  size 16 11.3/16 nm 3S 3
Texere Chinese silk 117 17/1 nm 1Z 17
  217 17/2 nm 2S 12
  317 17/3 nm 3S 8
  417 17/4 nm 4S 6
  817 17/8 nm 8S 5
  1617 17/16 nm 16S 4
Uppingham Yarns Japanese silk (spun)     2S 33
Uppingham Yarns silk (filament)   4/120 2S/2S 25
Venne silk (spun)   60/2 2S 27
    30/2 2S 16
Zürcher-Stalder Schappe Seide (soie Schappe)   120/2x4 2S/4Z 20
Zürcher-Stalder Tussah Seide (soie Tussah)   20/2 2S 10

Synthetic & Man-made Threads

Thread Size Spin Wraps/cm
Barbours Terko (old spool, no size)   2Z 38
CloverQuilter's silk 8 2Z 18
Coats Koban polyester/cotton 120 2Z 31
DMC Colour Infusions Memory Thread 40%copper, 34%viscose, 23%cotton, 3%polyamide   wrap 8
Donisthorpe Donblend polyester cottton corespun   2Z 31
Ed Mar Rayon Nova 3Z 8
  Lola 3Z 12
  Frost 3Z 15
  Iris 2Z 14
  Glory 2Z 20
English Sewing Trylko terylene polyester   3Z 30
Gütermann Sew-all rPET 100% recycled polyester 100 2Z 29
Gütermann Top Stitch, 100% polyester 30 dtex1000(3) 3Z 18
Gütermann Jeans, 70% polyester 30% cotton No75 dtex (430)2 2Z 24
Ivy Artificial Silk Mending   2S 22
Kobayashi K.O. Beading thread (waxed nylon) 330dTex 1 32
Oxelene 120s 2Z 36
Piper Twisted Silk 90/2 2S 30
Polyfil No 120 2Z 36
  No 75 2Z 28
QA polyester   2Z 32
Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff   chain+ 11
Rainbow Gallery Mandarin Floss (bamboo)   2S/6Z 9
. . . . . single strand   2S 24
Rainbow Gallery Wisper (nylon and mohair   1S 16
SoNo Beading Thread (waxed nylon) 330 dTex 1 28
Tentakulum Gimp   4/wrap 9
Texere Matise (spun viscose) 50/2 nm 2S 21
Texere Prism (viscose)   2Z 9
Texere Priary Marl (mixed fibres)   2S 5
Texere Safari (polyester)   2S 13
Texere Pinewood viscose ribbon 4 ply knit 7
  DK knit 4
Texere Picasso Gimp light wrap 8
  medium wrap 6
Texere Viscose unspun 5/1 nm 1 10
Texere Viscose 12/2 nm 2S 15
Texere viscose filament   1S 15
Texere Fine viscose 2/24 cc 2S 17
Texere Bleached viscose   3S 10
Texere linen & viscose (slub viscose linen binder)   2S 12
Texere Viscose Chenille   2S+ 7
Uppingham Yarns Acrylic chenille   2S 9
Uppingham Yarns Kelvar 100% polyester   2S 18
Uppingham Yarns Viscose - space dyed 7.5 nm 4S 10
Uppingham Yarns acrylic   3S 21
Uppingham Yarns 50% cotton 50% acrylic   1Z 17
Uppingham Yarns Thremoformable Grilon   1S 34
Uppingham Yarns 65% wood 35% milk fibre   3S 19
Uppingham Yarns viscose (knitted)   chain 12
Uppingham Yarns viscose   3Z 7
Wonderfil Accent rayon 12wt 2Z 20
Wonderfil Mirage rayon 30wt 2Z 29
Wondrfil Razzle rayon 8wt 3Z 12
Wonderfil DecoBob polyester (filament) 80wt 2Z 40
Wonderfil Invasifil polyester (filament) 100wt 2Z 48
Wonderfil D-Twist 40wt 2Z/2S 23
YLI Ultasheen acrylic embroidery   2Z 35

Glitter Threads

Thread Size Spin Wraps/cm
Aurifil Brillo 78% polyester 22% nylon   2Z 30
Amann Mettler Metallic   wrap 42
Bart & Francis Copper Cobweb 85% copper, 15% nylon   bound 56
Bart & Francis Metaloïd gimp 80% cotton 20% polyester   wrap 16
Bart & Francis Metalo Fantasy, copper bouclette with polyester/pvc   bound 12* aprox
Bart & Francis Starship Isotherm strip 4.5mm flat 9 * aprox
Bart & Francis Inox multistrand   1Z 34
DMC Diamant 72% viscose 28% metalised polyester   wrap/3S 20
DMC Fil Metallisé Art 278 bound 3S 22
Impex Creative Crafts, Metallic Embroidery   wrap 35
Biron metallic (Japanese)   wrap 33
Mace and Nairn 3ply metallic twist   wrap/3Z 10
Mace and Nairn metallic thread 371   wrap 20
Madeira Glamour Art 9806 90% polyester 10% polyamide No 12 braid 20
Madeira F.S.No20 Art 981- 80% vuscose 20% metallic 320den, 360 dTex wrap 28
Madeira F.S. No15 Art 989 - 65% polyester 35% metallic 590 den, 660 dTex wrap/3Z 22
Madeira F.S. No10 Art 993 - 65% polyester 35% metallic 950 den, 1050 dTex wrap/5Z 17
Madeira Lame   chain 9
Rainbow Gallery Sparkle!   braid 21
Scovill Dritz No 616 24% nylon 76% Inoxor   wrap 33
SMP metallic M9   bound 25
Texere Glitter tape   knit 3
Texere Stardust (multi colour)   chain 8
Uppingham Yarns metallic (Lurex)   bound 24
Uppingham Yarns fine Lurex   bound 32
Uppingham Yarns knitted Lurex   chain 8
Uppingham Yarns Lurex flourescent   bund 28
Uppingham Yarns Irisé MOP   bound 23
Uppingham Yarns Glow in the Dark nylon   bound 23
Uppingham Yarns lurex holographic   bound 22
Uppingham Yarns Knitted metallic 59% nylon 41% polyester 1/3.5 chain 7
Uppingham Yarns27% steel 73% wool   2S 30
Uppingham Yarns Lurex Embroidery   wrap 42
Uppingham Yarns Neon 'Abigail' 74% vicose 26% polyester   wrap 19
Uppingham Yarns Iridescent Lurex 82%polyester, 18% nylon 54Nm bound 26
Uppingham Yarns Iridescent Lurex 68% polyester 32% nylon ** 68Nm bound 32
Uppingham Yarns Iredescent Lurex 68% polyester 18% nylon ** 71Nm bound 28
Uppingham Yarns Iridescent Lurex 72% polyester 28% nylon 102Nm bound 44
Uppingham Yarns Plastic Lurex 73% polyester 27% nylon 60Nm bound 25
Uppingham Yarns Enamel Lurex 64% polyester 36% nylon 80Nm bound 27
Velocity Rayon Crochet No8 1Z 10
Venne Creafil Nm 35 2Z 25
  Nm 24 2Z 21
Venne metallic   braid 25
Wonderfil Dazzle 85% rayon 15% metallic   2S/3Z 11
Wonderfil Sizzle   4Z 11
Wonderfil Hologram   1 36
Wonderfil Spotlight   wrap 40

*impossible to make accurate windings with this type of thread
** The 71Nm should measure finer than the 68Nm, but under magnification the polyester core strip in the 71Nm is clearly wider than that in the 68Nm

List completed February 2015.

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