DMC Perle Cotton Thread, Size 8 is ideal to use for: Cross stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Hardanger, Blackwork, Redwork, Pulled thread, Smocking, Applique, Crochet and many types of creative stitchery. DMC Pearl Cotton is a highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread. Double mercerizing which gives it its beautiful pearlised sheen. The thread is soft, silky, does not fluff or kink, and 100% colorfast. Pearl Cotton is a supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to your embroidery. DMC Pearl Cotton Balls come in size 5, 8 and 12, in a 10 gram ball in the following yards: Size #5: 49 yard ball - Hook size 5 Size #8: 87 yard ball - Hook size 7 Size #12:131 yard ball - Hook size 8 Made in France.