#16 Kreinik braid is perfect for needlepoint canvas mesh of 14 ct. and larger. It tends to be a bit thick on 18 ct. so you may want to try #12 unless you want a thicker look. This metallic is easy to use and is a rounded fiber, not flat. It comes in a variety of colors on 10 meter (11 yard) spools. This fiber will dress up any canvas! It’s also perfect for twisted cord to finish the edges of your ornaments or stand-ups.