Petite Silk Lame is a finer version of the other two Silk Lame Braids and is perfect for 18 mesh canvas. The silk and metallic braided together work to give your design a wonderful sparkle. This is a perfect thread for open background stitches or any area where you want the painted canvas to show. It also works for lighter coverage on larger mesh canvases. With a wide range of colors Silk Lame Petite also makes an excellent thread for beading. Needlepoint: 18-24Ct Canvas. Cross Stitch: 14-20Ct fabric. 20 yards per card.