You will receive a 2 meter length of 100% natural silk with the needle attached. Yes, the thread has the needle attached. You did hear that right. This natural silk cord is a beautiful beige color. It's almost brown if you asked me. A wonderful color to coordinate with bronze colored pearls. The size is a number 6 which is perfect for most pearls. You will want the silk to be thick enough to fill the hole of your pearls adequately. We recommend the size #6 for that purpose. Please check out our how to video on knotting pearls in the A Grain of Sand Bead University.