Is there a trick to separating embroidery thread?

Are you supposed to split embroidery thread?

Many embroidery designs call for different strands of thread, so you will need to separate your thread. … To rejoin the threads, hold them together at one end then gently pass your hand over the lengths to smooth and recombine them.

Do you pull apart embroidery floss?

Once the thread is cut to a suitable length, gently pull the embroidery floss apart into the number of threads required. … If you try and separate the floss when it is still in the skein you will find that it tangles and knots, which may mean wasting thread and time. Try our method and see how you get on!

What is skeins in cross stitch?

The cross stitch thread you need to use is called embroidery thread, or stranded cotton. Cross stitch thread comes in skeins and is made up of 6 separate strands – within the thick cross stitch thread in your skein there are 6 individual thinner strands.

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