Weeks Dye Works - Pearl Cotton
All four weights work well for the stitches on wool applique and penny rugs, too.
Because #3 is heavier than the other weights, it draws more attention to the individual stitches on the appliqued pieces. This size is popular for primitive-style designs.
#5 is the most commonly used of our four sizes because it draws attention to the stitches on an applique piece, without taking away from the overall design.
Because #8 is much finer, the appliqued piece changes in appearance - and the wool's color, texture and shape become the focal point of the design, not the stitches themselves.
Last but not least, #12 is new to the Weeks Dye Works lineup and is great for use in embroidering details. It's also fine enough to go through beads for embellishing, and strong enough to keep the beads in place.