Benton & Johnson
Bright Check Purl
Use for cutwork and chipping
Priced per metre
Bright Check is a goldwork wire which is made of a triangular shaped coil of fine wire - there is a hole through the centre. The triangular shape acts like the facets on a gemstone to reflect light in different directions, making it sparkle. The wire is slightly flattened to give a very shiny surface. This thread is delicate until it is stitched down.
Use Bright Check by stitching through the hollow centre, like you would apply a bead. Use doubled thread with a good coat of beeswax.
No.6 is the size I use for most beginner and intermediate kits, a size 9 embroidery needle passes easily through it. No.8 is smaller, a size 10 or 12 embroidery needle is best.