This is a great tool to have in your arsenal of sewing notions! It makes cord, trim and rope at the spin of the handle. It includes all of the instructions to help you make two-colored cord, beaded rope and bullion trim. The photo with the pincushion and emery shows the two-colored cord made using stranded embroidery floss. Fabric stores have a limited range of cord colors. With this wonderful Spinster you can make your own to match any project using embroidery floss, crotchet cord...virtually any "string".