Kreinik Cord is a one ply, tightly wrapped metallic thread perfect for couching, outlining, backstitching or adding "lacy" effects when cross stitching. Ideal for machine embroidery, quilting and smocking. The fiber used to construct the cord is round which provides a nubby, textured sheen. Unlike other Kreinik threads, this cord will pass through the eye of a machine needle for machine embellishment. Cord colors coordinate with the blending filaments, braids and ribbons.