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Fil-Tec Glisten Metallic Embroidery Thread 730 yds - Color 60951 Cherry

SKU GM60951

(Was previously know as 60085 Cardinal)

Beautiful appearance as matching color of core yarn and metallic film. Glisten has a specialized finish applied to its surface in order to make it extra soft. Our soft finish reduces thread breaks which reduces downtime. Less kinks than competitive metallic threads


  • Used for commercial embroidery, domestic sewing machines, and silk weaving.
  • Constructed with Rayon core yarn covered w/ metallic film.
  • 150 denier/2 ply
  • Sews well up to 850 rpm.  Much higher than most Metallic threads!
  • Composition: Rayon core yarn and Aluminum or pure Silver film.
Tips for Embroidering with Glisten Metallic Thread
  • Make sure that the design you’re going to use has been punched with metallic thread.  This will likely reduce thread breaks.
  • Do not use Glisten for small lettering.
  • Reduce and keep tensions loose.
  • Use needles with a large eye in order for the thread to pass through the needle eye easily.  Sizes such as 65/9, 70/10, and 75/11 are generally recommended.
  • Use new needles when possible.
  • Use soft and pliable backings. Metallic threads typically have a difficult time getting through hard or stiff backings.
  • Burrs or rough spots on the needle will result in more thread breaks.
  • Slow the machine speed down when embroidering with Glisten.