Stiff french wire/bullion/gimp wire for hand embroidery
Color: Antique Brown
Available diameters: 1 mm and 1.25 mm
Country of origin: India
Price per 5 grams (app. 140 cm for 1 mm and app. 90 cm for 1.25 mm)
This French wire is made for embroidery and jewelry making. The copper wire has a beautiful gloss and is coiled in a graceful spring manner. Spring copper metallic thread (French wire) is widely used in making traditional embroidery work and jewelry making. Wires are very flexible, expands into fine coil spring upon pull.
This metallic wire for embroidery made in India. In India, French wire is called Dabka. Also known as bullion wire or Nakshi.
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This a Gimp/Stiff French wire
The wire which used for making Gimp/Stiff Wire is more thick and stiff then regular French wire. Smooth French Wire and Gimp Wire are made by winding on round billets. Gimp Wire is ideal for creating a contour and getting a relief embroidery.
Instructions for the care of French wire embroidery
French wire metal embroideries are very delicate. They shouldn’t be machine-washed nor dry-cleaned. Avoid all contact with water, acids or alcohol. Please, avoid long exposures to heat and light! To keep your embroideries glossy as long as possible, store them in the dark places.
Take a special attention to the scissors or wire cutter, when you are working with a French wire. Your tools must be very sharp and without notches, otherwise there will be hooks on the wire. Avoid stretching and deformation of the spring, when you embroidering.