Weeks Dye Works is a hand over-dyed six strand cotton fiber. The colors are variegated enough to be noticeable yet subtle enough to blend naturally. It gives a more subtle appearance to the fine stitching on applique than some of the heavier fibers like pearl cotton. All shades are hand dyed so colors within each skein do vary slightly. This is an integral dynamic of the character which hand-dyed fibers add to finished needlework. We now have over 40 colors in stock, take a look!