This is the premier metallic thread for cross stitching because it is so soft and easy to use. Stitch with Very Fine (#4) Braid in Cross Stitch (16-18 ct) and Needlepoint (for light details on 18-30 ct). It's also nice and thin for Machine Embroidery, Scrapbooking and Card Making embellishments.
Applications depend on the thickness of the braid but include: appliqué (hand and machine), blackwork, costumes, crazy quilting (hand and machine), crewel, crochet, cross stitch/counted thread, doll making (hand and machine), fly fishing, hardanger, kids crafts, knitting (by hand), lace making, machine embroidery/bobbin work, machine embroidery/couching, machine embroidery/in the needle, miniatures, needlepoint/canvas work, plastic canvas, punch embroidery, quilting (hand and machine), ribbon embroidery, serging, silk gauze/Polysil embroidery, smocking, stumpwork, tatting, weaving.
The Very Fine (#4) , Fine (#8), Tapestry (#12), and Medium (#16) Braids are available in these types: Basic, Hi lustre, Glow-in-the-dark, Vintage, and Corded braids. The Heavy (#32) Braid is available in Basic, Hi lustre, and Glow-in-the-dark.