This yarn is a cotton floss with each of its four strands equivalent to pearl cotton size 12. (Each ply is slightly larger than 1 ply of DMC floss.) It should be stripped and put back together when stitching so that it will lie smoothly. As with space dyed or overdyed yarns, you need to match up the ends in the same order that you stripped the yarn. Also, when you stitch with the second length you remove from the card, thread the needle on the end opposite the cut (or the end left on the card, not the end that you cut.) Always thread the end that is opposite the cut as you continue with additional lengths of yarn. This weill ensure that the run of colors remains the same. It is also a good idea to stitch having as much thread as possible on the back of the canvas as this will help you go throught the color tuns much more quickly. Do not leave long ends when beginning or ending off the thread as this will interrupt the color run.
Bravo, Encore, and Overture are dyed to match. However, not all colors are made in all lines. Suggested use is 2 strands on congress cloth, 3 strands on 18 count, 4 strands on 16 count, and 5 strands on 14 count ( which would mean that you will have a tweedy look.)