Grandeur is dye matched to many of the Splendor colors. It also matches all colors of the thinner weight Elegance and the #12 pearl silk, Subtlety. It is a twisted silk that is about the size of a #5 pearl. It is a very strong fiber that will loose its shine if you use too long of a piece. It is soft and will spread a little on the canvas to give excellent coverage. Maintain the twist as you stitch so that the Grandeur does not untwist and give a flat appearance.