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Glitz Wire for Craft & Embroidery


  • suitable for craft and embroidery
  • Great for children or absolute beginners
  • variety of colours available.


Glitz Wire for Craft & Embroidery

Glitz Wire for Craft & Embroidery is a larger wire. Larger wires are great for crafts and for children to start goldwork embroidery as they are easy to handle.

The weights of each pack vary from wire to wire and can weigh anywhere between 6g and 11g.

Available in a variety of colours


  • Suitable for craft and embroidery
  • Great for children or absolute beginners
  • Variety of colours available

Have you tried our academy for online courses? Follow the link for further information about the academy. goldwork-embroidery.com

Traditionally goldwork embroidery was worn on ecclesiastical vestments and church trappings i.e. alter frontals, pulpit falls etc. Also in Royal circles and rich aristocratic families, for them it was an ostentatious display of wealth and power.

The goldwork threads used to be pure gold and were flattened and wound around strands of animal and human hair, but because the gold was so brittle they were later wrapped around materials such as silk, animal gut, paper, or parchment. In the early days this was all done by hand, which made the cost phenomenal. The most renowned examples of English embroidery are the beautifully preserved St Cuthberts Stole and maniple which was made at the behest of Queen Aelfflaed about 901AD, it is covered completely in gold laid work and couched thread, it is displayed in Durham Cathedral.


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Copper, fushia, Gold, Grass Green, peacock blue, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Silver


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