Are you looking for new and different threads to tat with? We’ve done the hard work for you! Below is a selection of threads various people have tried and loved for tatting. Different weights, colours and textures will give you a variety of results, which your creative brain will just love! Choose from pearl cotton (Valdani, Presencia, VOG and Leviathan), metallic sewing threads (DMC and Luxofil), crochet cotton (Butterfly, DMC and Olympus Gold No. 40, which is a cordonnet crochet thread), and DMC’s Brilliant Tatting Cotton (available in size 80 only). With so many choices, you’ll keep your right brain occupied for hours!
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Olympus Threads has come up with a gorgeous new cordonnet thread specifically for tatting with. Available in 10g balls of a variety of colours, we currently only have T317 (deep red) in stock. The rest of the colours are arriving in early December. One 10g ball contains about 40m of thread. This thread tats up beautifully, and is nice and thick for those with limited eyesight, and will work well for projects where you want to see the larger stitches. Closest in thickness to about a size 5 pearl cotton.
Special cordonnet thread for stitching edges, embellishments or eyelets. 10m / 11 yds spool of Italian-made, 100% pure silk thread by Cucirini Tre Stelle, 24wt. Gorgeous sheen and perfect for embellishing garments or other fabrics. Would also work great for tatting.
Presencia Finca Perle (pearl cotton) is a highly mercerised cotton thread, made in Spain. It's glossy, and the thread strands are wound tightly together, giving your finished pieces that look of timeless quality. The range of colours available in Presencia's line of Finca Perle is also just fabulous – you'll no doubt find the perfect colours for your next tatting, embroidery, hand quilting, needlepoint or cross-stitch project.
Each ball of pearl cotton weighs 10g.
Size 5: 44m
Size 12: 106m
Size 16: 142m
Presencia Finca Perle Colour Chart [PDF, opens in new window].
This lovely crochet cotton by Valdani is always hand-dyed, and colourfast. Very find, and soft it makes great thread for crocheted or tatted doilies, collars, lingerie, or any kind of lace embellishments. It’s also great for quilt applique and bags.
C-lon Bead Cord is a Tex 210 thread. These new bobbins measure 1″ x 1″ x 1.25″, and come with slightly more thread than they used to – approximately 92 yards (84m). Made in the U.S.A.
Valdani's beautiful Pearl Silk (soie perlee) is 100% guaranteed colourfast, hand-dyed using lead-free, environmentally-friendly dyes. This thread is the strongest natural fibre and features a gorgeous shine. Comparable to size 12 pearl cotton thread, Valdani silk pearl is recommended for use in many types of both hand and machine projects, including:
knitting, crochet, tatting, needlepoint, wool applique, stitching, embroidery, hand- or machine-sewn embellishments, cross-stitch, hand and machine-quilting, ribbon work, lacemaking, braiding, beading, weaving, smocking.
21 yard (20m) spools.
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