Actual thread samples of all 244 colors. Presented in the order as they were introduced by manufacturer. One of the leaders in Needlepoint threads for 18, 16, 13 and 14 count. (is tight on 18 but is do-able). Thread line has fantastic colors. Picture shows an example of the sample cards but not all color swatches included are represented here. Silk n Ivory comes in 28.8 yard skeins for $5.50 each, all 244 colors are available for individual purchase.