A beautiful 12-ply silk floss with an unusual construction: it has three bundles of four strands each. The twist of each individual strand is tighter than most silks, making Splendor easier to use—perfect for people who have been afraid of silks. Many of the usual problems experienced with silk will not occur with Splendor—it will not snag on all but the roughest hands. Easiest to work with if you pull the bundles out first and then take out each strand. Be careful to ply and lay the silk to keep the nice shine. May also be stitched with each bundle as it comes. Dyed to match many of the Splendor colors are Grandeur, a silk pearl #5, Elegance, a silk pearl #8 and Subtlety, a silk pearl #12. Use 6 strands on 14 count, 4 strands on 18 count, 2 strands on Congress Cloth.