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DMC Embroidery Range

A Compendium of Cotton, Rayon and Wool Embroidery and Tapestry Threads

100% Cotton ~ Twice mercerised for that soft, lusterous sheen finish.

There is a Full range available of 447 colours in stock.
The 8 metre skein is made up of six individual strands.
For fine detailed work use one or two strands and for quickly filling backgrounds use all six strands.
The strands can be split and combined with other colours, twisted together to create a new variation of colour blend.
This action can add some spectacular results to your finished project.
Extremely popular with cross stitch enthusiasts.


100% Cotton twisted thread in 4 weights (#3 being the thickest).
Perle #3 & #5 in skeins and Perle #8 & #12 in Balls

The Perle cotton is twice mercerized to increase its lustre and the treatment produces a product that is also washable, colourfast* and fade resistant.
Perle is a beautiful supple twisted thread which gives a satiny raised finish to the stitching.
Perle #5 is the most popular size and has the most colours available and also comes in a metallised finish (Gold & Silver) and a range of variegated colours
Perle #3 is stocked in 15 metre skeins in 277 solid colours at present.
Perle #5 is stocked in 25 metre skeins in 296 colours at present.
Perle #8 is stocked in 80 metre x 10gm balls in 163 colours at present.
Perle #12 is stocked in 120 metre x 10gm balls in only 30 but important colours.


100% Pure New Wool which gives a soft look finish to the the embroidery.

The wool is spun as a twisted 4 ply yarn therefore thick and bulky to give great coverage to canvas work.
Tapestry wools are available in over 380 colours at present and are Colourfast and Mothproof.

Please Note: There are 10 metres per skein


This long fibre 100% cotton has a matte finish and the softest feel.

Soft, Bulky and Flexible giving a smooth matte finish which makes it a perfect alternative to tapestry wool for tapestry canvas work.
The thread is made up of five inseparable strands which have been combed and singed by flame to remove the fluff.

Please Note: There are 10 metres per skein


100% Rayon stranded thread for a very shiny finish that brings life and texture to the work.

100% Rayon thread consists of 6 x divisible strands which can be used whole or separated.
The strands can be mixed with other colours and even with cotton fibres to give different finishes in all forms of embroidery.

Please Note: There are 8 metres by 6 strands per skein.


100% Cotton, Soft and Flexible 4ply non-divisible thread.

100% Cotton 4ply non-divisible thread.

Available in four weights
#16 (thickest) x 20 meter skein
#20 x 28 meters.
#25 x 28 meters.
#30 (finest) x 40 meters.

Excellent for monograms and household linen embroidery and embellishment


100% Polyester with a finish that brings life and texture with its bright synthetic elements.

A 100% Polyester six stranded thread that can be stitched like the stranded cotton, easy to use and gives great results.
A rich range of various light effects are available in the 40 colours

“Antique Effects”: A brushed metal that is ideal for adding a vintage or gilt effect for decorative elements.
“Neon or Fluorescent Effects”: To create something different add to the work any of the range of fluorescent, neon colours or a special fluorescent effect that actually glows-in the dark.
“Jewel Effects”: These are a collection of Jewel like shades that add a precious gem finish to the needlework.
“Metallic Effects”: Add these precious metal effects of silver and gold for subtle touches of sheen.
“Pastel Effects”: A collection of pastel, pearly shades and irredescent colours for delicate effects.
These colours are ideal for baby clothing and romantic themes plus special events such as births, marriages etc.

Please Note: There are 8 metres by six strand per skein.


Twice mercerised six stranded 100% cotton in 23 brilliant variegated colours.

This is a relatively new range of variegated colours by DMC produced to meet the demands of the hand-dyed threads on the market.
They come in 23 brilliant variegated colours
The 8 metre skein is made up of six individual strands enabling the user create finer detailed work (one or two strands) as well as getting maximum background filling quickly by using all six strands.
The split strands also allows the stitcher to twist the threads of two (or more) colours together thereby creating new variations of colour blend which can add some spectacular results any project.
Especially nice used in patterns on Bishop smocked garments for babies and toddlers.


Special Dentelles is a very fine, strong 6ply crochet thread.

100% Cotton, double mercerised and combed and is stocked in over 70 colours.
Specifically used for delicate and intricate lace work which includes exquisite border lace for handkerchiefs, tablemats, collars, gloves and other clothing accessories.
Used exclusively for Bobbin lace making.

Please Note: Comes on a 5gm ball.


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