Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss Collards 1277. A hand over-dyed, 6-strand cotton fiber. Because it is pliable, this fiber is perfect for cross stitch and needlepoint on many different counts of fabric and canvas. It also works great for punch needle (1, 3 and 6 strand) and stitching on wool applique and penny rugs. The colors are variegated enough to be noticeable, yet subtle enough to blend naturally. It gives a more subtle appearance to the fine stitching on applique than some of the heavier fibers like pearl cotton. All shades are hand dyed so colors within each skein do vary slightly.