Retors du Nord is French for "twisted thread from the North," the traditional home of the French textile industry. This 100% cotton thread is a 4-ply embroidery floss whose plies can be easily separated, making it ideal for almost any type of embroidery or cross-stitch. Sajou's Boxed Set contains 96 colors (!) with almost 22 yards (22 meters) on each card. What an incredible gift for needlecrafters and color lovers!