Braided Cotton (BTR)

base thread: product manufactured for House of Textile Arts
dyed by BIZ
material: Cotton 100% cotton
recommended needles when using a thread: chenille or tapestry 14 or 16, wool darning needle 14
Packaging: Snap Spool on paper pin
Length: 15m
Care instructions
Color chart

  • soft, braided threads
  • not mercerized
  • Very versatile in use
  • Uncomplicated processing
  • Due to its special design, it can be laid flat and overlaid without major effort. Used on Kaneva’s #40, it covers the surface very well with just one thread.
  • can be ruched for a special effect by pulling 1 or more of the threads. Ruffles hold better than with Rayon Braided (VTRS/VTR) and do not need to be fixed additionally
  • particularly suitable for making very sturdy and creative cords
    • can be used well for summer jewelry
  • can be processed or crocheted very well with the Lucette

Popular stitches and techniques for
Braided Cotton


  • Satin stitches
  • Needlepoint
  • Bargello
  • Tapestry embroidery
  • Drawn Thread
  • Rug hooking
  • Half Rhodestich
  • Vault Stitch
  • all other stitches…
HOTA Bargello Braided Cotton Braided Cotton
Bargello pattern

Surface Embroidery

  • Ribbon Embroidery
  • Knot stitches
  • Surface Work
  • Satin Stitch
  • Stumpwork
  • Trellis
  • Couching
  • Plush stitch
Sorbello stitch with colonial knot

Other textile techniques

  • Crochet
  • Lucette
  • cords
  • Kumihimo
  • Tassels
  • Knitting
  • Temari
  • Weaving
  • macrame
  • Knotting
  • Braiding
  • Machine: couching thread
HOTA Summer Jewellery Braided Cotton
Tassel head and cord


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