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Color conversion wrong... Help please
Sat, May 24, 2014 11:40 PM
Posted by Lyn
I've been working on a Dimensions kit (Passion Flower Angel). I ran out of pale green. From the websites conversion chart I went to AC Moore and obtained DMC thread.
Dimension code was 6052
DMC code was 369 (very lt pistachio green).
I did some more pale green stitches and noticed it not quite the same shade. The DMC is brighter green, while the dimensions, although clearly green, is fairly muted green.

All the other names have the same very light pistachio green name color on their charts.

Someone please help email. I want to finish this as it's a gift. I'm thinking I may have to but a whole other kit just fir this one thread. I rely fine want to do that. So can someone help?

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    Reply from Judy
    Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:21 AM
    Hi Lynn,

    My suggestion would be to contact Dimensions and let them know you ran out of thread. I would hope they would send you more. I found this email address on their web site for getting help:

    Hope that helps...Judy :) Go to top

    • Reply from Betsy
      Sunday, May 25, 2014 5:01 PM
      My experience with Dimensions kits is that they're very inconsistent about the amount of floss they supply. I've got some where I've gotten WAY too much floss, and some where I've run out and had to supplement it with DMC floss I already had at home. I love Dimensions kits, and I do them all the time - just beware. The other problem is that different manufacturers dye floss differently, and even though a conversion chart says they're the same, that's not a guarantee that they'll be an exact match. Set your project on a surface and stand about six feet back - are you sure that anyone else will notice the difference in color? As stitchers, we're pretty picky, but not everyone sees everything that we do. Go to top
  • Reply from darla
    Monday, May 26, 2014 3:49 PM
    If you haven't already done a lot of stitches using the Dimensions floss, you could just pick them out and use your own DMC floss. It's a lot of work, but if you are as picky (no pun intended) as I am, it's worth it. That is one of the reasons that I don't like to do kits. When I do, I try to match the kit floss with my own before I start stitching, just in case. If they don't match, I use my own. Also, I have often changed colors, using my own floss, if I don't care for the color that comes with the kit. If it's going to be a gift, I like to use the recipients favorite colors, or try to match the decor (depending on what it is). I'm currently working on some things for my new granddaughter (one is a kit) and I'm using the same colors as much as possible, even though the patterns are all using different ones. Go to top