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DMC New colors
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 9:43 AM
Posted by Paul L
I just found DMC's new color package,3880 to 3895. I was just wondering if anyone knows the names of these new colors and if you do could you share. Thank You PEL
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    Reply from Pamn Ravenscroft
    Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:16 PM
    Hi Paul, Pamn here. I went to the DMC website and pulled up and printed their Color Descriptions and Numerical Listing of Available Colors. It does not have the 16 new colors listed on it yet. There is a note at the bottom of the chart: "Please note that DMC refers to its colors by number only. Any color names given to our colors are done so by the individual designer of a publication or chart. The color names on this list may aid you in choosing the correct DMC colors and have been assigned to DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss and Pearl Cotton colors by consensus. This list may aid you in choosing the correct DMC colors. However, the names assigned to these colors on your chart may differ from this listing so it would be best for you to make the final decision." So, apparently, there are no "official" color names for DMC floss, just a kind of consensus guideline. I suppose checking with the website from time to time would be the only way to get the colors names DMC assigns the new colors---when they choose to publish this. One could contact them by email and ask, I would suppose.

    Live long and prosper, Pamm Go to top

    • Reply from Paul L
      Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:38 AM
      Thank You Pamn. I'll just wait till they hit the conversion charts and whatever color's they match with Anchor's floss will fine with me.
      May the Force be with you. PEL Go to top
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    Reply from darla
    Monday, November 11, 2013 4:05 AM
    Paul- I just went to the DMC home page and there is an article under 'latest news' about the new colors. In the article is says to 'click here to download a pdf of the color card'. The names are listed on the card. There's also a pic of the colors. I can't wait to get them!
    D- Go to top
    • Reply from Paul L
      Monday, November 11, 2013 3:19 PM
      Thank You darla. I just printed the color card. We is all set to go.PEL Go to top
    • Reply from Pamn Ravenscroft
      Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:26 PM
      Hey Darla, Pamn here. Thanks for the heads up on the new DMC colors' names. And thank you for helping Paul out. I'm going to go to DMC's website and get that information myself. Thanks again. Live long and prosper, Pamn. Go to top
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    Reply from darla
    Monday, November 11, 2013 9:17 PM
    You are very welcome! I have a 40% off coupon from Michael's and I am going to get mine tomorrow! Can't wait to start stitching with them! Go to top
    • Reply from Paul L
      Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2:48 PM
      AC Moore has a 50% coupon this week and it was at AC Moore is where I found it. Go to top
  • Reply from darla
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:39 PM
    Just got back from Michael's. They don't have the new colors yet. :( Guess I'll have to try Hobby Lobby. Go to top
  • Reply from Charissa Sherwood
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:44 PM
    I found a pdf with the color names AND numbers! It wasn't easy to find, and it was a very "down the rabbit hole" sort of discovery. I closed the tab, but not before I saved the pdf to my computer. I made a google doc, and the link is here:

    If you want the actual pdf, message me and I will pass it on. Go to top

  • Reply from Carol P
    Friday, September 25, 2015 1:55 PM
    Know this original post is quite old but as a point of information, the "new" DMC colors are still available only in the set. Went round & round with them & they don't have a timeline on when they will be available individually. Was actually told that if I run out of a color I would have to buy the whole set again to replace it. Go to top