BeadSmith Beading Foundation is a stiff and durable material used for bead embroidery, cabochon beading & sewing. It’s easy-to-bead-through material will maintain its shape and is strong enough so you can even bead right up to the edges. It's completely 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.