Thread or Floss? What's the Difference?

I have to admit, I used to think embroidery (or cross stitch) floss and thread were the same thing. I thought floss was what those from the UK and Canadians (like myself) called it, and Americans called it thread (kinda like colour and color). After doing a little digging, I found out there actually is a difference.

Put simply, skeins are made up of 6 strands of THREAD, together all 6 strands make a skein of FLOSS.

All in all, it doesn't matter whether you call it floss or thread. Really, the two terms can be used interchangeably. I have been calling it floss for so long, that I probably always will!

What do you call it?

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