DMC Color Variations can be used by stitchers of all skill levels and with all embroidery techniques. It is a stunning multi-colored thread that smoothly changes between complementary colours. It allows you to create a subtly colorful piece without ever having to change thread. This beautiful 6-strand divisible thread blends up to four magical color variations into each skein, creating unique, hand-dyed effects.
Made from double mercerized 100% long staple cotton, each skein has an over-dyed effect and with these multicolor and tone-on-tone shades, new variations are revealed every 5 to 7 stitches! As is all of DMC’s premium cotton floss, 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. It’s made from 100% long staple Egyptian 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 60° C/140° F. Pay particular attention to the fabric on which the thread was embroidered.