A 16/2 dyed linen thread is the epitome of sturdy craftmanship. Use the whole strand for a heavier sewing job or ply it down for finer work. This unwaxed thread holds a beautiful color and the selection is ever broadening. Each wooden spool holds about 20 yards of thread. The tail is secured with a small dot of beeswax. The entire thing is ready to drop right into your period sewing kit.