A highly mercerized, non-divisible, lustrous 100% cotton thread on a ball. The twist of the thread is how it received its ″Pearl″ description and DMC’s Pearl Cotton is best known as the most beautiful thread in the world. The thread is soft, silky, does not fluff or kink, and 100% colorfast. A supple thread that provides wonderful volume and dimension to embroidery. Made in France. Ideal to use for embroidery, needlepoint, hardanger, blackwork, redwork, pulled thread, smocking, applique, crochet and many types of creative stitchery.