This special hand embroidery thread is crafted using a traditional Japanese technique resulting in round strands covered with shimmering filaments. The thread is abrasion-resistant and combines nicely with ordinary embroidery threads for endless creative possibilities. Embellish your Sashiko, Katha or big-stich projects with a touch of metallic sheen! Cosmo Nishikiito Metallic Embroidery Thread by Lecien, 62% Nylon/38% Polyester, on 20 m spools. Not recommended for use in sewing machines. Made in Japan. Color No. 8 - Ruri-iro Lapis Blue.