This very original thread is gimped which means it is made up of different strands with another thread wound tightly around the exterior. This one is strands of white thread gimped with black thread.
Like our Tonkin thread, this thread was originally used by professional embroiderers and notably those working in Haute Couture. It is made of Dralon, a synthetic fibre with a wool-like aspect which does not pill. Another advantage is that it is fast-drying.
To use for making jewellery with beads, Brazilian bracelets, scrapbooking and all sorts of crafts.
This thread is called Rochefort because of its corded appearance and because this small town in Charente Maritime is home to the spectacular Corderie Royale.