Gorgeous real gold metallic thread come in sizes from #1 to #5. 50-meter skeins.
In Gold thread making, there are several steps:
1. First, they will press the 100% pure real gold leaf to Japanese paper (called washi)
2. Cut the gold leaf into a long strip.
3. Twist/wrap the gold around core silk thread.
Unlike the imitation gold, everything is handmade and requires high skills
As stated, gold leaf is 100% pure gold. However, to make it stitchable, Japanese paper and silk thread is used as materials.