A softly braided ribbon made of cotton, being very versatile and easy to use. Because of its special construction, it can be stitched flatly without too much pain, it does not twist as much as some other ribbons used for embroidery. Used on a canvas ground it covers the fabric very well without having to use more than one thread. It can be worked in any kind of ribbon embroidery, for any stitch and in freestyle textile work. By pulling one or more of the braided threads you can rouche it and thus achieve a very special effect. It is especially well suited to make very stable and creative gimps, these make fun-to-make and beautiful summer jewelry. It is also very suitable for braiding with a Lucette or crochet.