100% mercerized Egyptian long staple cotton. Compare to both DMC and Anchor brand perle cotton. Finca Perle cotton is a more substantial thread, is mercerized for an exceptionally high luster and is carefully plied to resist splitting. Colorfast, Bleachfast and Shrinkfast. Suggested Uses of Perle Cotton: Knitting; Crochet; Needlepoint; Punchneedle Embroidery; Hardanger; Edge Stitching; Tassel making.