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Sarah's Bruins Sarah's Bruins
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Posts: 106

Hi everyone!  :hug:

Can anyone tell me where I can get Perle Cotton balls in No.5 in the UK?  bear_sad

I much prefer the balls as they don't get all twisted like the skeins and they do look 'nicer'!

I've sent myself loopy for a long while trying to find a supplier  bear_wacko

I'd like to get a nice array of colours. There's nothing worse than getting a bear all ready for his nose to find you don't have the right shade thread!  bear_sad

All suggestions gratefully received!  bear_wub

Hugs, Sarah x

Barling Bears Barling Bears
Nr. Maidstone, Kent
Posts: 1,523

Hi Sarah,

I think that both Christie Bear Supplies and Bear Basics stock these!
I have a feeling too that C & H Fabrics shops stock this, but they seem to be getting rid of a lot of their useful cottons but if there is one near you, it might be worth trying.

Hope you find what you are looking for there!


Marilyn bear_flower

Jaina Emo Bears
Dudley, West Mids
Posts: 862

Hi Christie bears do black and some varigated shades

Bear basic do black and a couple of browns in the balls. do every colour under the sun but only the skeins.

Some nice colours here - … -341-c.asp

Maybe try your local Hobbycraft store if not.

Sarah's Bruins Sarah's Bruins
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Posts: 106

Thank you Jaina and Marilyn  :hug:

Unfortunately Bear Basics only do black and Christie Bears only do black in the balls and varigated.  bear_sad

I think I will have to get a grip and maybe get skeins and wind them onto some bobbins!  bear_rolleyes

I will keep looking though!  bear_original

Thank you for taking the time to help  :hug:

Hugs, Sarah x

kerrenmorris K M Bears
Posts: 349

Hi Sarah,
I have a shop near to me that sells most colours unfortunately they don’t do mail order, but if you let me know what colours you want I will have a look and find out how much they are and let you know.
Beary hugs Kerren
PS send me an email to remind me, thanks.

Off The Paw Artist Bears by Lesley
East Neuk
Posts: 1,101

Hi Sarah, Willow Fabrics has a great online shop and deliver, they have an amazing range of perle cotton in every colour and size, if you google willow fabrics you will find them. I have ordered from them a few times and always have no probs, Lesley x

jenny Three O'clock Bears
warwickshire uk
Posts: 4,413

Sarah...look up Finca Perle Cotton...I get that for mine. There are a few sites that do it in the UK and it''s great. I use the  No. 12 though.

Here's the one I use:

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