This is one of those things I thought I'd try out of desperation due to frustration with marking tools. I use this extra fine tip chalk pencil for tracing appliqué shapes and making temporary marks on fabrics. There are three ceramic-colored leads in this one pen. I use the light chalk on dark fabrics and the dark chalk on light fabrics. It's water soluble and can be easily washed or rubbed out with the eraser that's on top of the pen. It comes in handy!