DMC Soft Cotton is a matte tapestry thread, also known as Retors Mat. The thread is combed and singed by flame to remove fluff and contains 5 inseparable cotton strands made of 100% long fiber cotton. DMC Soft Cotton is available in a 10m/10.9yd skein put-up. This single ply thread is ideal for needlepoint, crewel, hardanger, weaving and more. Matte Cotton is a sturdy, dependable thread, making it a great for braiding and weaving.