Craft projects to make using Embroidery Flosses
Embroidery thread is yarn that is manufactured or hand-spun specifically for embroidery and other forms of needlework.
Threads for hand embroidery include:
Crewel yarn is a fine 2-ply yarn of wool or, less often, a wool-like acrylic.
Embroidery floss or stranded cotton is a loosely twisted, slightly glossy 6-strand thread, usually of cotton but also manufactured in silk, linen, and rayon. Cotton floss is the standard thread for cross-stitch. Extremely shiny rayon floss is characteristic of Brazilian embroidery. Historically, stranded silk embroidery threads were described as sleaved or sleided in the sixteenth century.
Filoselle is a historical term for embroidery floss made using the left-over waste from reeled silk.
Matte embroidery cotton or French coton à broder is a matte-finish twisted 5-ply thread.
Medici or broder medici is a fine, light-weight wool thread formerly manufactured by DMC Group.
Perle cotton, pearl cotton, or French coton perlé is an S-twisted, 2-ply thread with high sheen, sold in five sizes or weights.
Persian yarn is a loosely twisted 3-strand yarn of wool or acrylic, often used for needlepoint.