A 12-ply silk that is composed of three 4-ply bundles twisted together. The twist of each individual strand is tighter than most silks making it easier to use. Many of the usual problems experienced with silk will not occur with Splendor. Anyone that stitches with cotton floss will have no problem with it. Dyed to match many of the Splendor colors are Splendor Silk Ribbon, Grandeur, Elegance, and Subtlety.