Sheep Silk is a 50% Silk, 50% wool thread that stitches beautifully for wool applique. It is perfect for basket weave on 18 ct. canvas and on 18 ct linen for cross stitch. I have used it on 28 ct linen for cross stitch, in which it gives the stitches more dimension. All colors are hand-dyed and skeins are 25 yards. This is also a beautiful thread for wool embroidery. Purchase enough of one dye lot to complete your project. As color monitors vary, consider the samples to be only general guidelines of actual colors. Skeins are 25 yards.