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Fil au Chinois Calais Cocoons

These cocoons are called  "Calais " as a tribute to the northern French town, famous for their mechanical lace. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was in Calais that English industrial pioneers installed the first looms with the desire to imitate hand-made lace. The superb lace museum in Calais retraces the history of this craft which first appeared in the 16th century.

Calais cocoons are presented in small cocoons of 5 grammes (approx. 110 m) making them pleasant and easy to use. The thread comes out of the middle of the cocoon making it less likely to tangle. On receiving your cacoon it will look small as there is no tube inside, it is all thread! 

The thickness corresponds to a N°80 from DMC.
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