"Beadsmith Beading Foundation is a stiff and durable material used for bead embroidery, cabochon beading & sewing. Its easy to bead through material will maintain its shape and is strong enough so you can even bead right up to the edges. Its completeley washable & shrink resistant. It can be dyed and works well with permanent marker. You can even draw and trace your patterns directly onto the material. Available in Black or White or Mixed."