Embroidery Basics: Working with Metallic Floss (Without Losing Your Mind)

It’s a good thing metallic embroidery floss is so pretty, because it can be a serious pain in the backside to use. Unraveling, knotting, and mysteriously working itself into impossible tangles without warning are all to be expected—and that’s on a well-behaved day! But, what if working with metallic floss could be easy? Turns out, it totally can, and I’ve just been doing it wrong the whole time. (I bet you have been too!)

Embroidery Basics: Working with Metallic Floss (Without Losing Your Mind)

If you too are a fellow cross-stitcher or embroiderer so frustrated with metallic floss that you’re just about ready to banish it from your stash, take heart! Before you pitch those sparkling pretties into the bin, check out this life-chaning tutorial for working with metallic floss from Wee Little Stitches. This smart trick for taming fussy floss will have you stitching like normal in no time, and you’ll wonder why it took you so long to find it.

Now, isn’t that better? Let’s all raise our coffee cups and tea mugs in a toast to sewing sanity!