KREINIK-Kreinik Japan threads are synthetic, non-tarnishing gimps available in gold, silver and copper. These threads are excellent for fine stitching, outlining, couching or laid work. The sheen is very bright, clean and smooth to offer the look of real gold, silver and copper. The #1 thread is blister carded on a spool but all other Japan Threads are skeined. Japan Thread is recommended for needlepoint, cross-stitch, surface embroidery, smocking, quilting and couching. Japan Thread is dry cleanable only. 44 yard spool. Made in USA.