The discover package of Au er Soie always contains 5 different threads in machting colours. These packages are ideal to experiment with different types of threads so you can put even more creativity in your embroidery.
The n°40 metallic thread is for hand or machine stitching. It is made from a thin gimped metalloplastic strip. Metalloplastic signifies that it is not made of metal, but a metal-like material. A gimped thread is made of one thread wound around another in a coil. On this thread, the coil is so tightly wound that there is no space between the coils, which...
Japanese gold thread, for passing work. This is imitation thread, which means, a plastic film is covered with silver and wrapped around a rayon thread. This looks very much like the real japanese gold thread, but is much cheaper
Genuine Japanes gold thread, or passing, this thread is manufactured by covering paper with a very thin film of real gold. This golden paper is then wrapped around a silk core thread. This has been imported directly from Japan and is of very high quality.
Japanese gold thread silver color, for passing work. This is the silver color version which means paper is covered with sterling silver and wrapped around a rayon thread. Because sterling silver is used the thread may tarnisch. approximately 20m