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Cross stitching with metallic thread gives a really eye-catching look to your finished cross stitch designs, but it can be trickier than you’d think. The threads often frays, splits and twists; but fear not, the internet is full of tips and tricks to combat this. I’ve had a good dig through all of my old cross stitch books (lovingly rescued from charity shops) and watched about a million tutorial videos on YouTube, and having tried basically every trick I can find, this is the best method I’ve found for cross stitching with sparkly floss… without losing your mind.