Hilos La Espiga Cord is 100% nylon and has a great shine, no hazy "fuzz" like cotton thread or yarn. Will not stretch out of shape & is strong, making it ideal for braids to be used as purse handles, bowls or lanyards. La Espiga cord also can be used for tassels, crochet, macrame or decorative embellishment. Size 18. 197 yards per spool.