Emma’s Helpful Hints

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hi Everyone!

I’ve had a lot of email and comments lately from folks wanting to know the matching solid Embroidery Floss colors for our popular – and oh-so-pretty – Color Variations Embroidery Floss and Pearl Cotton.

This multi-colored thread has a hand-dyed look with a blending of complimentary solid colors. Three examples in fresh, ready-for-spring colors are shown to the left, along with their matching solid colors.

The information is always available on our web site but can be tricky to find. Here’s how you can locate the information any time you need it.

To access the color matches, simply visit the Color Variations Page and select the “Colors” tab located directly under the large image of the thread. Scroll down this new page, going past the swatch cards and there it is – a table showing the matching DMC floss colors for our Color Variations threads.

The table shows the best matches for each of the Color Variations threads, but other lighter and darker solids from the same color families can be used as well, as there are so many variations in a single strand. Experiment with your favorite matches to get just the right look.

You will also notice other tabs you can access under the image in addition to the Colors tab, including Details about the thread, Care and Washing and How to Use this gorgeous, multi-colored embroidery thread.

This type of information is not just available for Color Variations, but for a vairiety of DMC threads. When visiting the sites for our other Needlework Threads, click on the tabs to learn more about the item, access printable color cards, and more.

Our site also features handy Conversion Charts and DMC Color Descriptions to help you select the perfect thread for your projects.



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2 Responses to “Emma’s Helpful HintsComment RSS feed

  • Sara
    March 6th, 2013 12:22 pm

    Thanks for providing all this information. I also needed it.

  • Abbie
    April 23rd, 2013 4:34 pm

    I prefer DMC over Valdani for my wool embroidery. I need a color card with actual thread samples, not pictures. I live in a small area and will need to order my thread online. Is a card of this type available?

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