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Zoom Gütermann elastic shirring thread - 5262 Darkest Navy 10m

Gütermann elastic shirring thread - 5262 Darkest Navy 10m

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Composition: 36% Polyurethane and 64% Polyester.

Gutermann elastic thread is perfect for gathering, crimping and shirring.  It can also be very handy as a tracer yarn for knitting and crocheting work.  

Used as the bobbin thread, not as the needle thread when shirring, wind the elastic carefully by hand.  Some sewists swear by winding without and tension and some prefer to wind with a little hand tension.  It will depend on your machines tension, so do take note of any tension adjustments you may make to the bobbin.

Seamwork have a great article on shirring that you should check out prior to beginning your first shirred project!

Janelle of Rosery Apparel has a great dress tutorial worth a look that features shirring to really get your creativity flowing... 

Gütermann elastic shirring thread - 5262 Darkest Navy 10m


About A+R

About A+R Fabrics

A+R is owned and operated by passionate creative Katrina Hope, from her small rural studio located in regional Victoria, Australia.

The name A+R comes from her daughters names, Arlo + Remi.

A+R was established in 2018 with the mission for the business being to offer the highest quality fabrics with a strong focus on natural fibres.

What A+R does differently

A+R carries a unique range of colours and textures that have a strong focus on natural fibres.

Our love of working with and wearing natural fibres is reflected in the collection.

We strives to provide the sewing community an interesting range of fabrics that can only be found here.

Where is A+R?

The A+R Studio is located in beautiful regional Victoria, to the North East of Melbourne.

At this stage we are only online, but do have plans to open the studio for occasional visits.

Order collection is available with prior communication with Katrina.

Local delivery is also available - please use the 'Chat with Us!' bubble to get in touch to discuss.

Ordering online

Placing your first online order?

Ordering from a new store, or placing your first online fabric order can feel a little risky!

A+R Fabrics strives to create an easy + enjoyable shopping experience, whether it's your first of tenth order with us. 

We've tried to include as much information about each fabric as possible, but we welcome any questions you may have about project suitability, etc.

We offer swatches as a way of viewing our collection prior to purchase. 


We offer free swatches to AU + NZ customers so that you can check out our fabrics in person. 

This way you can check the colour, weight, handfeel and even run the swatch under your sewing machine to ensure it's going to be the right choice for you project. 

Swatches are avaiable to friends in other areas - the website will charge a small fee to cover postage. 

Order Fulfilment

A+R is a micro sized (sole operator) business which means our fulfilment times can be a little longer than some of our friends in the Industry. 

The current fulfilment time is 2-3 business days. 

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