All Presencia Hilaturas thread and floss are made of 100% Giza 70/75 long-staple Egyptian cotton grown in the Giza Valley, home of the highest grade of cotton available. Presencia Quilting/Sewing Threads are mercerized, colorfast, shrinkfast, and virtually lint free. Finca Mouliné Embroidery Floss, Finca Perlé, and Fincrochet are mercerized, colorfast, bleachfast, and shrinkfast.
Bleachfast: Colors will not run or fade with bleaching.
Colorfast: Colors will not run with washing in warm water with detergent.
Dyeing: Reactive Dyeing is common to all sewing thread and makes thread colorfast. Bleachfast Dyeing allows for repeated washing in hot water and bleach without fading or running. The Presencia Hilaturas lab in Spain tests each bleachfast dye lot in 100% chlorine bleach for one hour. If there is no fading or running, the dye lot passes. If the lot does not pass testing, it is not used and the process is restarted.
Lint Free: Presencia Quilting/Sewing Threads are virtually lint free due to the quality of Giza 70/75 cotton and the quality of the Presencia spinning process.
Long Staple: Refers to the length of fibers used to make thread. Long fibers produce strong, smooth thread.
Mercerized: A treatment using caustic soda which adds strength, uniformity, luster, and shrink resistance.
Ply: The number of strands twisted together to make thread.
Shrinkfast: Won’t shrink with washing.
Twist: Presencia uses a Z (left) twist, the most common for use in sewing machines. The direction and balance of the twist are important to prevent thread from looping and knotting.
We stock Presencia Finca Perle #16 threads - equivalent to 1 1/2 strands of a stranded floss - in 5 gram balls only:
Finca Perlé is the most popular perlé cotton line in the world with 122 solid colors and 33 variegated colors - more than any other line. A variety of sizes and put ups (yards per ball) provide the perfect choice for knitting and crochet, punch needle, needlepoint, embroidery, and more. As with other Presencia threads, Finca Perlé is 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast. S Charts for DMC and Anchor floss numbers make color substitution easy and accurate to original designs.
Size 16: Punchneedle Embroidery; Tatting; Machine Embroidery (with large-eyed needle); Hand Applique; Quilting; Crazy Quilt Embroidery
* All colors are Bleachfast except 1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are Colorfast but not Bleachfast.
and Presencia Mouline stranded embroidery cottons:
100% extra-long staple Egyptian Cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast. There are a total of 321 colors available for all types of hand stitchery including embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, petit point, Hardanger, Swedish/huck weaving and more. Conversion Charts for DMC and Anchor floss numbers make substitution easy and accurate to original designs. Finca Metallic is a true metallic fiber wrap: polyester core with genuine 100% metal sheathing and no rice paper filler. 6-ply, divisible.
*All colors are Bleachfast except 1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are colorfast and runfast.