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DMC thread confusion
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 5:17 PM
Posted by alondra
I've bought a giraffe design off of etsy and the chart is calling for the color is dmc #434 "cigar brown." I went to Micheals,walmart and JoAnns to try and find the color but could only find other colors, I even had the design with me and the closest color was light brown but was not the same number but when I shop for the color online searching #434 in dmc thread it says that is "light brown" Can anyone explain why and how to prevent this confusion in the future?
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    Reply from Pauline
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:20 PM
    I have a skein of 434. Send me an email and I can send. Go to top
    • Reply from alondra
      Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:14 PM
      thatd be great! im new to this so im not sure how to email you.... Go to top
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    Reply from Anita
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:32 AM
    From my experience with kits from Dimensions, Bucilla, etc., I only go by the DMC number and not the color. The kit companies have different color names but the DMC numbers have been accurate. Go to top
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      Reply from alondra
      Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:13 PM
      its not a kit that i bought just the design chart off of etsy so I have to purchase the thread and fabric seperately. Go to top
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        Reply from Pauline
        Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:13 AM
        I received an email with your message. I'm nit sure if that message shows up here. If it doesn't, you can send me your address or email. Go to top
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          Reply from Pauline
          Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:37 PM
          I have emailed the "powers that be" on this site, asking if there is a way we can exchange emails without the emails appearing on the message board. I have not yet received the courtesy of a reply. Go to top
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            Reply from Anita's Husband
            Monday, August 28, 2017 5:16 AM
            Pauline,
            I must have missed your email. At this time there is no way to exchange emails between users. That would require a lot of work for me to set up and then require that people sign up.
            Rick
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              Reply from Pauline
              Monday, August 28, 2017 8:50 AM
              Well, there goes that idea. Any other suggestions? Go to top
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                Reply from NANCYE
                Monday, August 28, 2017 10:43 AM
                Pauline -- You might not know this. Anita and her he husband (AKA Rick) maintain this site as service to the people who post messages here. This is a wonder free site for anyone to use. I am sure that they spend a lot of time and effort keeping it current. Many thanks to Rick and Anita Go to top
                • Reply from Anita's Husband
                  Monday, August 28, 2017 4:48 PM
                  Nancye,
                  Thanks for the kind words. We do all we can with what little time we have :-)
                  Rick
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              • Reply from Anita's Husband
                Monday, August 28, 2017 4:47 PM
                Pauline,
                Sure - go to mailinator.com and create a one-off account for communicating with people on this board. Mailinator.com was created for that. You can also post your address with some change and then spell out in the line after what needs to be removed. For example joeREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com. Just delete REMOVETHIS before replying. That prevents any automated code from finding your address.

                Rick
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