This beautiful variegated thread from Aurifil is a long staple Egyptian cotton, giving the strength needed for high speed machines. It has a soft sheen because it is mercerized. Cotton Mako produces excellent results in delicate machine lace, and works well with Tear & Rinse heavy weight soluble film. Bring an elegant look to embroidery on your table linens, as well as buttonholes in fine garments. Quilters love it for piecing and quilting in both top and bottom. Suggested needle: 70/10 or 80/12. 100% Egyptian Mako cotton long staple, mercerized thread. 50 wt/2 ply, 1422 yds/1300 m, Color #4012. Made in Italy.