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How do I find the color/number on my J&P Coats
Sun, Feb 27, 2022 4:09 PM
Posted by Jesicca
Hello! I recently inherited a large lot of J&P Coats embroidery flosses, and on the labels there seems to only be one number (CA00015) on all of them, no matter the color. There is no bar code on the labels, nor is there any other number or color. I'm new to the embroidery game but on my few packs of DMC, I see bar codes and numbers--but nothing on my J&P Coats. I'm so perplexed! Can anyone help me with this? Because at this point, if I run out of a color I feel like my only option is to take a piece to the hobby store and try to visually match them? Why isn't there a scan code or name/number on these? I was unwrapping them and putting them on cards and going to write their corresponding color #s on them to organize them in a storage container but I am completely stumped. Can anyone help?
  • Reply from Anita
    Monday, February 28, 2022 4:34 AM
    I would suggest you buy a DMC color card with the actual samples to match up this floss. I've heard you can buy this card on DMC's website and may not be available through a local retailer. This card has come in handy for me over the years.

    Anita Go to top

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    Reply from Helen
    Saturday, June 10, 2023 11:54 AM
    There are 2 black bands on a skein of floss. One band has CA00015; the other band should have a COL number. Go to top
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      Reply from Anne
      Sunday, October 15, 2023 7:43 PM
      Nope, nothing Go to top
      • Reply from Helen
        Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:46 PM
        I used to collect J&P Coats embroidery floss in the late 70s to the late 90s. I believe when Coat & Clark started having their embroidery floss manufactured in some of the non-US factories/mills, some of the labels were changed. Upon zooming in on some of the labels from Mexico, some of them have color numbers & others don't. Pre-2000, J&P had a numbering system and a conversion chart from old numbers to new numbers. It is a pity when the non-US factories/mills that produce the floss decide to label them or package them differently. However, whatever you do, do not become discouraged. Having those J&P Coats floss as a back up will help in the long run. You can still enjoy cross stitching, substituting/changing color on a project will make it unique and is a projection of one's personal taste.. Go to top
      • Reply from Joan
        Friday, November 10, 2023 3:20 AM
        Like Anne, I am not finding anything with a color number or name. Go to top