DMC Floche Embroidery Thread

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Floche image 2 large.ashxHave you tried Floche embroidery thread? DMC Floche is a twisted thread made from the finest long fiber cotton, mercerized to create a beautiful finish. This superior quality thread is especially suited for fine embroidery.

DMC Floche is comprised of 4 non-divisible strands in size 16 thread, each strand equals two (2) strands of DMC Floss. Threads can be stitch in a single or multiple plies and slide easily through fabric. During the manufacturing process, the cotton is combed, singed by flamed and mercerized creating its beautiful finish. The end result does not knot, kink or fluff and is soft and gentle to the touch.

I like to use floche while traveling, because not having to separate the thread into strands makes it easier to stitch on the go. It’s less hassle, and my airline seatmate always appreciates the fact that I keep my space tidy.  However, due to the smaller range of colors, it should be used for projects where a smaller range of colors is used.

Floche is ideal for fine embroidery, needlepoint, delicate stitches such as openwork, cutwork, whitework, smocking, shadow work and openwork, as well as for fine motifs such as monograms and initials. It is especially suited for embroidering household linen and other creative stitchery.

JX01Floche is also perfect for making Temari! Check out this gorgeous ball made by Julian, shown on the Temari Kai web site. Instructions for making the ball can be found here.

Like most of our embroidery threads, Floche is is 100% colorfast and available in 87 solid colors (you can download the PDF color card here) on a 150 yard long skein, 10 grams.

It’s harder to find – available through fine independent needlework stores – but once you try it, you’re sure to love it. It’s one of my favorites!


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7 Responses to “DMC Floche Embroidery ThreadComment RSS feed

  • Shari
    July 15th, 2014 9:24 am

    Not having to split my threads while traveling sounds like the perfect scenario! I’ll have to try to find some and give it a go! Thanks for the heads up!

  • RMW
    July 15th, 2014 3:13 pm

    If it was available in more colors and in more places I would try it, but it is not, so I will stick to the divisible stuff thanks.

  • jenny daniels
    July 15th, 2014 3:43 pm

    This sounds wonderful I love my embroidery etc . I am going to d o an intermediate in surface stitchery at the embroiderers guild of victoria australia , I can’t buy floche here how can I get some please

  • Margo
    July 15th, 2014 5:01 pm

    I wish it wasn’t so hard to find. I like to see it before I order and seeing online isn’t great.

  • wendy
    July 16th, 2014 10:33 am

    Nope. I’ve never managed to find any in the uk. Do you only sell it in america?

    • admin
      July 17th, 2014 6:44 am
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      It’s often easiest to locate it through mail order. Also, please note that this blog is operated by the DMC offices in the US and reflects products available in North America. To help you locate products in your area, please visit any DMC page, and select the country serving your area from the drop-down menu at the top of the web site. While only some of the countries have a DMC Emma Blog, they should be able to help you locate a product if it is available in your country. Thanks for visiting.

  • Virginia
    October 21st, 2015 8:12 am

    Are there instructions on how to pull out the floche from the skein without tangling?

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