Even if you’ve never tried embroidery, you’ve probably seen embroidery floss. It’s those little skeins of thread that come in hundreds of colours. Maybe your mom or your grandma had a box with it wrapped onto little cards or maybe you used to make knotted bracelets with it.
There are a variety of cross stitch variations that can be used in surface embroidery. These are different than “cross stitch” – the counted thread embroidery form done on aida cloth following a chart.