DMC Color Variations can be used by stitchers of all skill levels and with all embroidery techniques.
DMC Color Variations is a stunning multi-colored thread that allows you to create a subtly colorful piece without ever having to change thread. It has been double mercerized for a gorgeous sheen. This beautiful thread is made up of six size 25 easily separated strands, which allows you to customize the thickness of the thread by choosing the number of strands. Its made from 100% long staple cotton, is fade resistant and has guaranteed color consistency from one skein to the next.
For counted cross stitch designs you can form your stitches in two ways:
One cross stitch at a time: this will give you more control over the placement of the variation in the thread.
The Standard Method: This refers to stitching a row of half cross stitches in a row from left to right, completing each stitch on the return. This will create a tweeded or blended look of mixed colors.
Color and Washing: DMC Color Variations is 100% colorfast and can be washed in warm water 60deg C – 140deg F. Pay particular attention to the fabric on which the thread was embroidered.