Found some. What a pain in the neck!!! It's a DMC metallic embroidery thread on a spool. It's three strands twisted together. You'd think since it's on a nice spool it would be for use on a machine. You'd think. It says on the back of the card "hand embroidery only." Mmmm, okay. How hard could it be to use on the machine???? Hard. It actually untwists as it goes thru the machine. All I can say is it's a good thing I only had to stitch around 7 appliques and they weren't big. Next time I want a metallic I'll buy something else. This stuff is going to my girlfriend that does hand embroidery!!