This yarn can best be described as a wispy fringe which also makes wonderful French Knots. It has pieces of transparent fiber that give a glistening effect. Do not drag this yarn across the canvas. The glistening effect of this yarn is more pronounced with long stitches, as less of the fringe is pulled into the canvas. 100% Nylon. 8 Yards. Hand Washable, Test First. Made in Italy. For Long Stitch 14 to 18 Count.