Vintage French Floche

This dreamy embroidery thread is a silky ivory cotton made in France mid-last century (I think) by Dollfus-Mieg & Cie, that you know as DMC: it's deadstock scored from an old Paris mercerie. Floche consists of five non-divisible strands, meaning you sew with the whole thing, unlike ordinary six-strand floss which you often split to use. This size 14 is about equivalent to two strands of regular floss and its twisted mercerized smoothness makes a beautiful sheen if you're doing eyelet or satin stitch, and it doesn't kink or fray or knot--or not when you're not knotting on purpose. The color makes it especially good for sashiko techniques, though personally I use this for just about everything whiteish. I don't know what I'll do when this runs out.

Collections: Mend Store, Thread, Vintage Supplies

Type: Unknown Type

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