This thread is made in the USA for Rainbow Gallery. It is 50% rayon, 25% cotton, and 25% polyester making it an extra strong, suede-like thread. Some care needs to be taken when stitching because it does have a dark core, so do not pull it too tight. It is a perfect thread for 12 to 14-count needlepoint. It is hand washable. It comes in 12 colors with 5 yards on a card.