Thickness: 16 gauge or 1.25mm (wire thickness, covering adds more)
Length: Available in 5m or 27m rolls
16g wire is heavier than you need in everyday millinery. We use it for making structures like headbands (bandeau) where 19g wire is not strong enough. Covered millinery wire is useful because the covering holds thread in place. When we sew a wire on an edge it stays in place rather than moving around. Rayon covered a glossy, professional-looking finish and doesn’t necessarily need to be covered by something else when making a hat. In addition, it can be coloured with markers to match hair colours or headpieces.