ONE strand of our Petites Thread is equivalent to TWO strands of floss. There is no separating floss, no tangling, you can cut to any length and tidy storage with no loss of color identity. These exciting, multicolor threads are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity, with random, subtle color changes every 2-1/2 to 5 inches! Sulky Petites Blendables cotton thread is easier, faster and more fun than floss! All Sulky cotton threads are premier quality, long staple, highly mercerized Egyptian cotton with a matte finish to create a soft, warm, natural look and feel. ALL our cotton thread comes from 100% Egyptian cotton that is grown in Egypt. Most critical to its quality is that it is dyed and finished in Italy, which is why you see “Made in Italy” on the spool.