The results are in, I kinda like the Presencia No.12 Perle cotton.
- No separating of threads
- Did I mention no separating?
- not as many colors as DMC or Cosmo or Anchor
- not as easy to get if you run out
- harder to use the frayed ends than floss
A few pics of the test:
Size 8 and size 12 in the bubble.
2 strands of floss and one of the size 12
darker pink is floss
a sampling of the stitches I use most often
Brown is two strands of dmc
green is the presencia size 12 pearl cotton
back stitch and stem stitch
split stitch and chain stitch
double french knot and single french knot
The ends after the stitching
Red is size 8 dmc pearl cotton
Good enough to use on the hubs napkins...here 6 of 6
All in all and good go to if you use two to four strands on a regular basis.
I use two a lot...a. lot. I also use one strand a lot, so no totally giving up the stranded floss.
I may try it with some big stitch quilting instead of the size 8 next time.
Hope you found this helpful. Afterall, knowledge is power.