DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, made from long staple Egyptian cotton and double mercerized for a brilliant sheen, is the most recommended floss in the world. This premium thread is made up of six size 25 easily separated strands, which allows you to customize the thickness of the thread by choosing the number of strands. DMC Embroidery Floss is 100% colorfast and fade resistant.
To separate the floss's strands, take your skein and find the tail that sticks out. Pull the tail out from the skein slowly until you have an 18" length of floss and cut it off. If you'd like to separate the thread into individual strands, pull one strand up and out slowly until it's fully separated from the others.
Care and Washing: DMC Embroidery Floss can be washed frequently without fading. It can be washed at a high temperature ( 95° C/203° F). Be sure to pay attention to the washing instructions on the fabric on which the thread was embroidered.