As the name states, gloving thread was used in the past for sewing and repairing gloves. It used to be sold on small wooden bobbins, which we have now reproduced and can be found in our Miniature Wooden Bobbins section. Uses have changed, but the name remains the same. Nowadays, Fil Au Chinois gloving thread is used for patchwork and appliqué hand stitching. Its a waxed cotton, n°120, both fine and solid. You can find our explanation on thread numbering in Madame Sajou's Diary.