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 Size 05: Knitting; Crochet; Needlepoint; Punchneedle Embroidery; Hardanger; Edge Stitching; Tassel Making. The size here is 50 gram which equals to 242 yards (221 meters).This is for United States shipping only, I don't ship this product for overseas customers. Quantity is very limited. Please email first before purchase if you are purchase more than 1 ball of each color.