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conversion chart
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 2:47 PM
Posted by Susanne
Are the numbers the same for both DMC tapestry yarn and DMC embroidery floss? IF not is there a conversion chart?
  • Reply from Anita
    Friday, June 26, 2020 4:50 AM
    As far as I can tell from searches online, the numbers are different for the tapestry wool and embroidery floss. I am not aware of a conversion chart. However, DMC does sell a Tapestry Wool Color Card when it comes back in stock here:

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  • Reply from Anna
    Monday, June 29, 2020 4:31 AM
    DMC has tapestry wool "Laine Colbert" article 486. The numbers have 4 digits and start with a 7 (generally).
    Indeed they are not the same as the DMC cotton embroidery floss article 117.
    Conversion chart can be found here:
    Colour card can be found here:
    Note that Laine Colbert is 10 metres per skein so 2 metres more than common embroidery floss skeins.
    Happy stitching!
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