This is going to make a huge difference in choosing floss.
This has all of the DMC floss, perle cotton, etc. colors and it’s real floss – not printed pictures.
The overdyed floss is great but . . it’s 5 yards, it’s $2.50 plus, many of the popular colors are hard to find.
The DMC is 60 cents a skein at 123Stitch and it’s 8.7 yards. That makes DMC the winner for about 90% of the stitching I do. I prefer the overdyes for large areas of stitching – houses, clouds, clothes, big flowers – not that I’ve done any of those things yet but the overdyes results in a tone on tone appearance instead of totally solid.
On A Good Marriage, I think four of the colors were overdyes and I bought them but with stitching those letters and nothing big, it really didn’t show at all. I just spent about six times as much as I needed to spend for nothing.
Many, but not all, patterns give DMC conversions but where the patterns are sold, they often list the overdyes and don’t usually list the DMC colors so I have to wait til the pattern arrives, then place another order for the floss. With the DMC color chart, I can look at the overdyes online, and pick my own DMC colors. If there’s a blue overdye and I can’t decide which one to get, I can order three or four different blue DMC colors and still spend way less than what I would spend for the higher priced floss.
I found the DMC Color Card at Fat Quarter Shop.