Metallics Twist (MT)

base thread: Metallics Twist from Au Ver a Soie® dyed by BIZ material: Metallics 65% cupro / 35% polyester recommended needles: the needle size depends on the number of single threads used Embroidery needle 1-10, tapestry needle 18-28, tapestry embroidery needle 3-7, wool darning needle 18 TIP: Always choose a needle that is slightly too large, this protects the sensitive threads, thread length should not be longer than 30cm Packaging: Snap Spool on paper pin Length: 10m Care instructions Color chart
  • 18 thread
  • divisible
  • Base material: metallized bouclette thread
  • with reinforcing thread
  • much easier to process than the base material!
  • Single thread can be used as a supplementary thread with other threads (e.g. wool)
  • from 4 threads it can be processed without the addition of another thread
  • great “wishy-washy” effect
    • caused by the strong refraction of light
  • Use carefully, otherwise the glitter effect will overwhelm adjacent surfaces
  • also suitable as a laying thread: Twist threads strongly beforehand
  • Can be ruched by tightening one or more threads
  • Use short working thread: max. 25cm
  • Take a needle one size larger than would actually be necessary
    • Larger insertion hole
    • Threads do not rub so strongly against the embroidery base

Popular stitches and techniques for Metallics Twist


  • Satin stitches
  • Needlepoint
  • Colbert Embroidery
  • CrossStitch
  • Vault Stitch
  • Tapestry embroidery
  • Hardanger
  • Blackwork
  • Wessex embroidery
  • Cogin
Byzantine stitch - variations

Surface Embroidery

  • Couching
  • Elizabethan embroidery
  • Ribbon Embroidery
  • Knot stitches
  • Surface Work
  • Trellis
  • woven stitches

Other textile techniques

  • Crochet
  • cords
  • Kumihimo
  • Tassels
  • Knitting
  • Temari
  • Weaving
  • Braiding
  • Machine: couching thread


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