Sheep's Silk is a 50% Silk, 50% wool thread that stitches beautifully for wool applique. It is perfect for basket weave on 18 ct. canvas and on 18 ct linen for cross stitch. I have used it on 28 ct linen for cross stitch, in which it gives the stitches more dimension. All colors are hand-dyed and skeins are 25 yards. This is also a beautiful thread for wool embroidery. Purchase enough of one dye lot to complete your project. As color monitors vary, consider the samples to be only general guidelines of actual colors.