You asked: Do you need to knot the end of embroidery thread?

Knots are really not necessary in any embroidery project because you can secure the ends of the threads in other ways. What’s more, knots can make the back side of a project untidy and bumpy and you can often feel them on the front side of the piece.

What is an away knot?

The away waste knot is a method of anchoring your stitching which is particularly useful at the very beginning of your stitching, when there are no other stitches around to use for anchoring the floss.

How many strands of floss do you use for embroidery?

You can choose to use all the six strands by threading them all in your needle or separating them. In short, how you use the stranded embroidery cotton or the embroidery floss depends on the design you want and the fabric you are working on. The Pearl cotton thread is a massive thread that is of heavy strands.

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