|Full range of Coloris threads by DMC|
I recently was asked by DMC’s US Product Development office if I wanted to design a cross stitch pattern for them using their new Coloris threads.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I basically only use DMC threads, apart for when I want to stitch with silk… which sadly DMC does not have. ( Dream… a full range of silk embroidery floss, that match their classic colour range )
Coloris is very different from the regular variegated embroidery floss, in that it is not limited to a variety of tones from the same colour, it’s made up of four different, yet complimentary colours. The change is also quite rapid, about every 5-7 stitches you have new colour starting. This makes for quite a dramatic, fun or colourful effect, depending on the colour chosen.
I received a complimentary set of the 24 different colors, and a piece of white DMC Monaco cotton evenweave, which I will be using for the original design plan...
Coloris is a range of embroidery floss that I would recommend for adding 'interest' to a cross stitch project, or for monochrome patterns... but best of all, I think they are perfect for a modern take on traditional samplers..... the embroidery floss have given me a little idea, and in the near futur I will be sharing a CSA (Cross Stitch Along) with you all.
|Princess doing a 'quality' check of my new embroidery floss|
|My personal favorites|
It’s a little hard to choose favorites, as each embroidery floss is perfects in its own place and usage, but if I had to choose these would be preference:
- Columbine gardens 4500
- Heather 4504
- Hydrangea 4505
- Paris 4515
- Canadian night 4522
- North wind 4523