Anchor Embroidery Stranded Cotton Skeins

These great value threads come in a fantastic range of colours and at 8m in length these skeins are very versatile. Ideal for counted thread embroidery and particularly cross stitch. The most popular embroidery thread is available in stunning colors with solid, metallic and shaded shade options to choose from.

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. Embroidery floss comes in all the colors of the rainbow, and more besides, but there are certain basic techniques we need to master when using it. There are many reputable floss manufacturers such as DMC, Anchor, Maderia and Susan Bates. Each company will use its own numbering system and most counted cross stitch patterns will list the colors needed using one, or perhaps more, of these.

Anchor stranded cotton thread is made from specially chosen extra long staple Egyptian cotton with unmatched lustre and softness, making it the most desirable medium for hand embroidery. Put up on skeins of 8 metres, this thread is available in a range of 283 solid shades.Available with major handicraft goods stores around the country. Our most popular embroidery thread, Anchor Stranded Cotton is a superior 6 strand thread, where each strand can be divided into 2 single plies. Stranded cotton is made from the extra long staple 100% Egyptian cotton. Ideal for cross stitch on various fabric counts, Anchor Stranded Cotton can also be used in freestyle embroidery, canvaswork and other forms of embroidery but also simply to create a friendship bracelet!