Yes, the mesh tape is the demo I saw. I played around with it and found that I could control the thread better, meaning, I didn't have to worry about not aligning the drywall mesh properly.KHP, i saw online where guys are using the mesh spackle tape and spiral wrapping it on the blank first then wrapping over it. thats how i did it since it was my first try. came out good for my first but i guess if i want a larger scale pattern i can use the 2 different size threads. also goes much faster and it compresses at the ends so the transition is much neater.