Weeks Dye Works. Skeins of 6-stranded Egyptian cotton fibre that have been over-dyed by hand in the USA. Since they have been over-dyed the colours are variegated enough to be noticeable, yet subtle enough to blend naturally without a big colour change. Colourfast. 5 yards (4.6 metres) of cotton on each skein. Suitable for surface embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint.