Experience the luxuriousness of this hand-dyed, 12-strand spun silk floss that doesn't catch on your hands. There are 6 yards in a skein. The threads are hand-washable in COLD water; however, dark colors and reds may bleed. The threads are dye-lot sensitive, so be sure to purchase enough for your project. There is a lot number listed on the tag. The size of one strand is comparable to other stranded silks, such as Splendor, Soie Cristale, and Needlepoint Inc. Silk. Gloriana Silk is soft and remarkably easy to stitch with.