Permanent in pens with a very thin tip to trace designs directly onto fabric. The ink is permanent and will NOT bleed when you launder your embroidery after the stitching is completed. Your #8 Perle cotton embroidery will completely cover the lines. Four colors to select to complement the Perle cotton colors used for your embroidery designs. Brown is perfect to use when you have a multi-colored embroidery design. Just tape your pattern on a light box (or tape in a bright window) and then tape your fabric over the top to secure. With your pigma marker, draw the design directly onto the fabric. The pen will flow easily over your fabric, no need to press really hard.