One of the most versatile threads on the market, Burmilana is a single strand thread manufactured by Madeira and used in needlepoint. Two strands of this soft, fine thread are equivalent in size to one strand of Paternayan A thicker embroidery thread, this is a blend of 50% natural wool and 50% acrylic for durability. Its thick, soft texture produces a hand-embroidered look.. #18 mesh mono canvas use 2 ? 3 strands (definitely 3 on straight stitches). #13 / #14 mesh mono canvas use 3 ? 4 strands (4 ? 5 on straight stitches).