DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss is a soft thread made from 100% long staple Egyptian cotton and double mercerized to give it brilliant sheen. This superior quality thread is perfect for stitching on all types of fabric. It is comprised of 6 easily separated strands, allowing you to adjust the thickness of your stitching by using a different number of strands. DMC Floss is the most recommended and widely distributed thread in the world. Colors are 100% colorfast and fade resistant. DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss is available in 454 solid colors, 18 variegated colors and comes in 8.7 yards in a pull skein put-up.