Thanks, again, everyone for all the input. You all have some great advice! Cindy, I'm glad you chimed in, late or not! I had never heard of "railroading" the strands of floss, learn something new every day! Barbara, I'd also never heard of separating the strands while stitching! It sounds like it would be awfully time consuming?
Sorry to say, I haven't gotten back to working with stranded floss to determine what will work for me. I have a half-way decent collection of the Presencia perle cotton and was able to get " close enough" with colors for my current little project. But the local shop that carries Presencia does not carry all the colors so I'm sure the day will come when I once again decide I just HAVE to use a color that I can only get in stranded floss so I'll give it another try then. Many thanks again!