DMC Variegated & Corresponding Solids Colours

Want to match those pretty flosses with solid colours?

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What have we here?

So when was the last time you went to the local craft store and perused the aisle of DMC flosses? I hope -for your sake!- it hasn't been too long!

You will have noticed that there are a fair amount of flosses that aren't one solid colour, but smoothly flow from a lighter shade to a darker shade of a specific colour. I do hope you may have gotten one or three of these! They are so beautiful and make for some very interesting variations of a pattern, especially in hand embroidery.

Regardless of this though, you might be wondering what are the solid colours that go into making these pretty flosses. There aren't many of these light-to-dark flosses, but they are all based on three or four specific DMC flosses, to create these smooth variegated flosses.

So let's find out what those specific colours are, shall we?

A pile of variegated flosses scattered about
All of the variegated flosses

Variegated number and the corresponding solid numbers

Variegated Solid colours (in number order)
48 600 602 605  
51 970 3825 3854  
52 153 208 550 3837
53 168 413 3799  
57 666 3706 3801  
67 162 799 800  
69 754 3777 3830  
90 307 741 742  
92 471 772 904  
93 796 798 800  
94 730 3012 3013  
99 818 3685 3687  
105 434 436 739  
106 606 967 3341  
107 321 326 602 603
111 780 782 783  
115 321 815 902  
121 157 796 798  
125 909 912 913 955

I hope this will be useful for your current & future projects! This information is from DMC themselves, I have just generated it in an easier-to-digest format, with colour swatches. I hope you find it useful for your projects!

As an aside; the colours I've represented the replacements as are only an estimation, since dyed cotton and HEX codes (the colours your computer monitor uses to display each colour you see) cannot be completely and exactly replicated. They're just there to assist.



So when was the last time you went to the local craft store and perused the aisle of DMC flosses? I hope -for your sake!- it hasn't been too long!