The luscious variegated colors in this set were chosen by Alison Glass and they are too pretty to hide away in a bin. I love the short color changes along the length of thread that make this variegated thread so nice to use.
I use this thread for hand quilting when I want a showier thread. It is soft enough to pull through the layers without a fight and you don't have to squint to see it :-). 8wt Eleganza is also lovely to use in embroidery.
If you run out of a particular color in this set, please do let me know. I plan to stock at least some of the individual variegated colors as time goes on.
The following video offers a comparison of this thread with #1 Perle cottons by Presencia and Aurifil.