Nishikiito from Cosmo and Lecien is a truly exceptional metallic thread made for hand embroidery. The feel of the thread is much softer and smoother than standard metallic threads so it snags less and is easier to work with. This thread is crafted with the same technique used to produce the gold thread used in traditional Japanese clothing from Kyoto, the former capital of Japan. 20mm spool. Not recommended for machine use.