Vineyard Silk - Classic is a beautiful 100% Chinese silk thread for needlepoint and other needle crafts. Similar to Silk & Ivory when stitching... no need to ply! They DO NOT pill. The thread covers both 13 mesh and 18 mesh equally well. Due to the Wiltex twisting process, they conform to their space and take stitches beautifully. They are non strand-able, so they possess the convenience and ease of stitching that is inherent with a non-strandable thread. They do not untwist or "dent" with the needle. 28 yard per skeins.