Antique French gilt gold metal thread is made with real metal wrapped around a cotton core.
About the size of sewing thread.
Here is the composition as found on the original French label:
- .3% Gold
- 1.1% Silver
- 70.6% Copper
- 28% cotton.
Each hank is 24 meters and consists of 2 dozen convenient pre-cut lengths of 1 meter each.
This thread is used in metal embroidery for couching and other embroidery stitches.
Price is per skein. Excellent condition.