Pick the color of floss you are starting with and cut a length about 18 inches long. If you go much longer than this, the thread is more likely to get knotted when you stitch.
Most embroidery floss is made up of six strands of thread twisted together. Depending on the fabric you are using, you will typically stitch with only one or two strands at a time.
To separate out a strand, hold the floss with one hand and pinch the end of one strand with the other. Gently and slowly pull the strand up and out until it is separated from the remaining strands. Only pull one strand at a time. Pulling multiple strands may cause the floss to knot.
Material Type: Aida Generic White Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm Design Size: 151 x 119 stitches Sewn Design Size: 10.8 x 8.5 inches or 274 x 216 mm Suggested Material Size: 16.7 x 14.4 inches or 424 x 366 mm Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Everyone has trouble seeing stitches when she/he stitches white on white. The trick is to put a piece of black material behind the canvas. This will provide contrast between canvas and the white thread.
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