Painters Base Thread: product made for House of Textile Arts
dyed by BIZ
material: Rayon 100% Rayon
recommended needles when using a thread : chenille or tapestry 13 – 14
Painters packaging: Snap Spool on paper pin
Painters length: 15m
Care instructions
Color chart

  • round thread
  • original use: trimmings: cord, tassels, fringes
  • consists of two components: core and wrap
    • inner thread (soul): mostly cotton
    • Outer thread (wrapping): usually Rayon or polyester

The needle used musthave a very large eye, as the material is always damaged at the eye due to its nature. 

When inserting and pulling out, it is gentlest on the thread if you hold the thread and the eye of the needle together. If the eye of the needle with the thread cannot be easily pulled through the fabric, twist the eye of the needle slightly between your thumb and forefinger and turn it upwards through the fabric… like a screw…

Popular stitches and techniques for gimp


  • Satin stitches
  • Needlepoint
  • Half Rhodestich
  • Vault Stitch
  • all other stitches…
Triangle Oblong Cross
Triple Oblong Cross

Surface Embroidery

  • Raised Chain Band
  • Spring stitch tape
  • Knot stitches
  • Satin stitches
  • Sorbello Stitch
  • ZigZagging
  • Stumpwork
  • Trellis
  • plaited stitches
  • braided stitches
  • Couching
Raised Featherstitch
Spring stitch tape

Other textile techniques

  • Crochet
  • cords
  • Kumihimo
  • Tassels
  • Knitting
  • Temari
  • Weaving
  • Bobbin Lace
  • Needlepoint Lace
  • Braiding
  • Machine: couching thread
Tassel head and cord

A few more examples

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