Rainbow Tweed has a wonderful soft hand. It is a blend of cotton, wool and acrylic that absorbs the dyes unevenly. This gives it a soft heathery look that is wonderful for stitching large areas such as sky, water, mountains and greenery. It is 4-ply divisible yarn that can be used on any count and comes in solid colors and gentle overdyed colors. 4 strands as is on 13-16 count, 2 strands on 18 count - Cross Stitch 1 strand on 18 count, 2 strands on 11-14 count.