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Threads of all types have a grain to them. To cut down on those annoying knots, you should be knotting the end of the thread closest to the spool. If you will remember to first thread the eye of your needle onto the uncut spool of thread, then cut and knot the freshly cut end, you will save yourself much frustration.
This tip will work for threads of all types, including embroidery floss.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|