Are you supposed to separate embroidery floss?
Six stranded cotton embroidery floss needs to be separated before use. It is rare to use all 6 strands together in the needle at once. So let’s start with a simple technique for taking one strand out of the skein without getting in a tangle.
How do you prevent embroidery knots?
Stripping floss or separating the strands before stitching with it lowers the chance of having them tangle together. Whether you need to use 1, 2, or 6 strands to embroider, separating the strands before starting to sew untwists the threads individually from each other, creating a more consistent stitch coverage.