#4 braid is particularly popular with cross-stitch fans because it is so easy to process and does not tear as quickly as other metallized threads. But it is just as well suited for e.g. canvaswork, special eye-catchers for overcasting trellis, for overcast stitches in couching or as a replacement thread for genuine metal passing in metalwork.
Recommended needles when using one thread: Embroidery needle # 1, wool darner #18, tapestry/chill needle #18
TIP: Thread length should not exceed 30cm.