Floss thread

a kind of soft flaxen yarn or thread, used for embroidery; - called also linen floss, and floss yarn.
- McElrath.

See also: Floss

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With details including heavy embellishment of rhinestones and delicate silk floss thread work, the collection was woven in blush, deep reds, whilst subtle pastels were juxtaposed with renditions of flora and fauna in modern cuts and silhouettes.
'Message From The East' boasted of both classic body-hugging and voluminous silhouettes with flared sleeves in festive/trousseau wear with bold patterns, delicate silk floss thread embroideries, block prints, pearls, rhinestones, fluerettes and metallic embellishments.
D) In order to layout the wide bead stitches of size 11/o, I use a doubled dental floss thread. To achieve a very tight fit between existing beadwork I have chosen to pierce the leather with a needle through to the backside.