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Couching Pearl Purl

Pearl purl makes an ideal decorative outline. The varying weights add depth and interest to a design.

 

Before using any pearl purl it is important to prepare it properly. Hold each end firmly between finger and thumb, or grip with tweezers. VERY GENTLY stretch the purl wire – NOT so much that you can see gaps between each coil.

Cast on a single gold-coloured sewing thread at one end of the line and use a tiny stitch to secure the end of the Pearl Purl. Turning the purl will help you get the end in exactly the right position.

Then place a stitch over the purl every few coils, pulling so that the thread disappears between the coil. At the end of the line trim the pearl purl carefully with a very sharp pair of scissors.