Embroidery floss can be tricky to work with sometimes and easy to tangle. This method of separating embroidery floss is sure to prevent any tangling or knotting from occurring. This tutorial goes over the best way to separate embroidery floss that has 6 strands.
This post is a part of a series of posts about how to embroider for beginners.
Separating Embroidery Thread
- Pinch the end of the thread in between your thumb and forefinger. This will separate the strands of thread
- Take one strand in your other hand.
- Pinch the remaining thread in between your thumb and forefinger and pull the single strand of thread up.
- Continue to pull until the entire strand is separated. The thread will gather, but it should not tangle.
Everything You Need To Learn Embroidery In One Place
Any new skill can leave you feeling overwhelmed with where to start and let’s face it: your time is limited.
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It has everything in it that you need to know to get started stitching. Comes with tips, material recommendations, and 6 fun projects that will build your confidence and allow you to not just learn the art of embroidery but have something to show for it!
Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.