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Embroidery Floss Online
The 4 most popular embroidery flosses
There are many brands of embroidery floss out there. I decided to go with the four most popular cotton flosses. These cotton flosses are the ones that most people use to cross stitch, embroider and embelish their needlework. All of these flosses contain 6 strands. When using any floss you should separate the strands before using, this helps flatten the stitches for a smoother appearance and better coverage.
This floss is a 100% long-staple cotton that is mercerized, colorfast, washable and fadse resistant.
It comes in 454 solid colors and 18 variegated colors.
Anchor floss is made of 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton fibers and is colorfast. Howeever, the dark shades should be washed carefully, preferrably by hand, there may be a slight bleeding.
It comes in 444 solid colors and 16 varigated colors.
J & P Coats
This floss is made out of 100% mercerized cotton and is washable, dry-cleanable and colorfast.
It comes in 131 solid colors and 11 varigated colors.
Janlynn embroidery floss is also know as DFN, this stands for Janlynn's Designs for the Needle. It is made of 100% cotton and is washable with a mild detergent.
It comes in 41 solid colors and 9 varigated colors. This floss is generally sold in mullti-color floss packs.
All of these flosses are great but I do have a personal choice. I typically use the DMC floss.
Note: please do not try to start with one pink (or any color) of one type of floss and think that the pink you have in another brand will be close enough in color to get by. Believe me, you will notice the difference in the shades.
Where to buy floss online
There are many, many website and webstore that you can buy floss from. I am only going to mention the ones I feel are the best.
They carry a wonderful selection of embroidery floss and accessories. It's worth your time to visit this website first.
Again, this website is up there with Amazon in their selection of embroidery floss and accessories.
This site has a terrific selection of cross stitch supplies for all of your cross stiting needs.
You can find a good selection of all four flosses on this website.
They also carry a decent selection of all four floss brands.
They carry a decent selection of DMC and Anchor floss.
You can find DMC and J & P Coats at this site.
You can find embroidery floss at several different sites but the ones closest to my heart are Amazon and eBay.
What You Can Do With Embroidery Floss
Now that you know where online to get your embroidery floss what do you do with it? Well, let me make a few suggestions.
You can do a little cross stitching or embroidery. I find that it's very relaxing. You can find hundreds of few patterns online to do. This year I am stitching little sayings for each member of my family and making them into ornaments.
You can find a little motif pattern online and design your own one of a kind kitchen or bathroom towels. You can also add little motifs to shirts. Add a few beads to it and you have your own designer top.
You can make tassels for you Christmas tree. They make a lovely decoration especially if you jazz them up with sparkling beads or pearls. You can also make larger tassels to use as drapery pulls.
There's always friendship bracelets as a fun craft to make. There are some really beautiful patterns online. You could make one for everyone you know and still give them their own personal patterns.
Just go online and look for embroidery floss crafts. You will find more than you believe you could.
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