|Perle Cottons and Cotton Flosses for Bitch|
For those who aren't familiar with Finca perle cotton, it is Egyptian cotton from Prescencia SA in Spain that is available in five sizes-- 3, 5, 8, 12 and 16. (The larger the number, the smaller the diameter of the thread). Currently there are 122 solid colors and 33 variegated color sets for the perle. Finca's Mouline Embroidery Floss is available in the same colors if you need a combination of perle and floss style threads. Note that Mouline Embroidery Floss has over 300 colors, though. So not every floss is available as perle cotton. This thread is distributed in the USA by Colonial Needle.
Although you can order straight from the Colonial Needle website, quite a few shops carry Finca perles. Among the shops stocking Finca needlepointers are familiar with are Amy's Golden Strand, Come to the Point, KC Needlepoint, Needle in a Haystack (the one in Alameda, California) and Needlepoint Land. Here are their websites (in alpha order). If you know of other shops that carry Finca perle cottons, please let me know so I can add the shop to this listing.
Many thanks to the King of Threadaholics--Michael Boren--for help assembling the shop list above. And now, I need to start thinking background and embellishments....
UPDATE: Blog's readers have come up with additional good sources for Finca's perle cottons and flosses (and their metallics and more). If you are Canadian, Erica says you can stock up using Sew Fancy.
If you live close to Northern Virginia, Sara Leigh recommends a visit to Web Fabrics. They carry all the colors of size 8 and 12 Finca perle cottons and she says their Cosmo embroidery floss is really silky and comes in 422 colors.
Kathleen says Silk Road Needle Arts carries Finca. too.
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