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DMC Hand Embroidery Floss Thread

While embroidery may not be as popular now as it was in the days before television and the Internet, it's still a popular hobby throughout Australia. Not only do you get the satisfaction of creating something real, but it can also occupy your hands while you're doing other things. DMC hand embroidery thread, also called floss, is the key to enjoying the hobby.

Basic Embroidery

At base, embroidery is simple. Essentially a form of sewing, it involves creating a pattern on top of an existing piece of fabric using coloured thread. While machines make many commercially embroidered fabrics, a lot of home embroidery is still better done by hand. Even though it can be extremely time-consuming, hand embroidery is often very relaxing.

Choosing DMC Floss

The company makes a wide range of embroidery floss from a number of different materials. Cotton DMC hand embroidery floss is the most common, as people use it for the majority of embroidery work. Many embroiderers like to use rayon DMC hand embroidery floss for accents as it is both colourful and soft. Being able to feel as well as see the differences between materials helps make embroidery more tactile. Other popular materials include both silk and metallic floss. Metallic thread is usually a form of polyester.

Embroidery Supplies

You cannot embroider with floss alone, you also need something to embroider on, and the tools for doing it. Fabrics such as linen or muslin make a great background for many embroidery projects. You also want a hoop to hold the piece, as well as a small pair of sharp scissors for cutting the thread. Finally, you cannot sew without needles, and embroidery is a form of sewing.

Collecting Floss

As you get further into the hobby, you will find yourself picking up more and more hand embroidery thread. Individual skeins are often relatively inexpensive, and the more you have in your basket, the more options you have when it comes to working on pieces.

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