Meaning "soap bubble" in Japanese, Shabon-dama thread will add a beautiful iridescent and pearlescent sparkle to your stitchery! The thread has a soft hand, and is great for layering with other flosses. It is made up of 6 strands (colors 13 and 14 are 4 strands) that can be used singly, as a full strand, or anywhere in between. Cosmo Shabon-Dama iridescent thread is 100% polyester (colors 01-12), 93% acetate and 7% polyester (colors 13-14), or 63% cupro and 37% polyester (color 15). Spools are 20m (21.9 yards).