DMC Special Dentelles (sometimes referred to as Tatting Cotton) are a high quality six cord thread made with 100% long staple cotton. They are 100% colourfast and fade resistant. During the manufacturing process, the thread is combed, singed by flame and then double mercerized which gives it its beautiful sheen. Dentelle Cotton is a 3-ply size 80 thread and ideal to make very fine and delicate lacework such as edges of handkerchiefs, doilies, collars, gloves etc. I love to use it for needlelace!