Coloris Floss


DMC Coloris is a multi-color 100% cotton thread composed of a blend of four complementary DMC floss colors in one thread. The colors change every 5 cm with little gradation between them, making a dazzling pattern in cross stitch. The effect varies with how the stitches are constructed: a single cross stitch at a time or a run of several stitches together. The colors correspond to the 117 Floss colors, so you can coordinate DMC Coloris with DMC Embroidery Floss to stitch beautiful designs with colors that complement one another. All 24 Coloris colors tell a story, evoking a special flower, place, or time through the selection of colors.

Coloris features the familiar 8.7 yards in a pull skein put-up. It is comprised of six size 25 easily separated strands, allowing you to adjust the thickness of your stitching by using a different number of strands. The thread is 100% colorfast, fade resistant, and offers guaranteed DMC color consistency from one skein to another. Made in France.

Care & Washing

DMC Coloris is 100% colorfast and can be washed in warm water 60° C/140° F. Particular attention should be paid to the fabric on which the thread was embroidered. Wash your embroidery with one teaspoon of mild soap such as Orvus. After washing, gently wring it out and rinse it as many times as necessary to get the soap out of it (until the water is clear). Use almost cold water to rinse the piece. Wrap the embroidery in a towel to remove excess water, then dry flat. Place the embroidery on a clean towel, preferably while still damp, and iron on the reverse side, at the temperature setting recommended for the fabric.

How to Use

DMC Coloris is perfect for stitchers of all levels. Whether you are an experienced or new stitcher, you'll find Coloris easy, and fun to stitch! Coloris is designed to be stitched using any embroidery technique; its color combinations will always show. DMC Coloris offers exciting stitching; no two stitched pieces are the same.

For counted cross stitch designs there are two ways to form stitches:

One Cross Stitch at a time: by completing each stitch individually, Color Variations will distinctly change into the thread's next color. This method gives you more control over the placement of the variation in the thread.

Standard Method: (stitching a row of half cross stitches in a row from left to right completing each stitch on the return) Threads stitch using this method will create a “tweeded” or blended look when completed.

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