DMC Light Effect Floss - Metallic, Gold, Silver, Jewel Tones, Pearlescent, Glow-in-the-Dark and more

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DMC Light Effects Floss is a glistening metallic thread that will add reflective qualities and sparkle to any needlework or craft project. DMC Light Effects Floss features the familiar 8.7 yard pull skein, same size as the 6-strand embroidery floss. 100% polyester for lasting shine. Made in France.

DMC Light Effects Floss is the same size as the 6-strand embroidery floss, and use the same numbering system. Simply add "E" to the front of the floss color number.

Light Effects is available in 36 brilliant colors in 6 thread families:
* Precious Metal Effects (6 colors): 3 shades of gold, silver, copper and titanium
* Jewel Effects (14 colors): ruby, sapphire, emerald, garnet, amethyst and more, including 2 variegated colors
* Antique Effects (5 colors): dark and golden oak, rosewood, ebony and pewter
* Pearlescent Effects (8 colors): white, pink , cream, peach and other pearly pastels
* Fluorescent Effects (2 colors): get this year's trend, neon yellow and green. This thread feels more than cotton than metallic.
* Glow-in-the-Dark Effects (1 color) - white under normal light, and has a gentle glow in the dark. This thread feels more than cotton than metallic.

You can add a subtle highlight to your stitching by combining one strand of cotton Floss with one strand of Light Effects. Or for a more vibrant look, you can substitute Light Effects for its matching shade in Cotton Floss.

Please specify what color you are looking for while ordering. Color card is loaded as second image for reference.

Look for a little less glitter? Use one strand of light effect with 1 strand of the regular cotton floss. Companion pack of 31 DMC 6-strand cotton floss that matches the Light Effect colors. Colors E130, E135, E940, E980 and E990 are specific to Light Effect and have no corresponding 6-strand cotton floss

The colors are:
E130 - Gemstone Variegated
E135 - Golden Dawn Variegated
E155 - Amethyst
E168 - Silver
E211 - Pearly lilac
E301 - Copper
E310 - Ebony
E316 - Pink Amethyst
E317 - Titanium
E321 - Ruby
E334 - Blue Topaz
E415 - Pewter
E436 - Golden Oak
E677 - White Gold
E699 - Green Emerald
E703 - Light Green Emerald
E718 - Pink Garnet
E746 - Pearly yellow
E747 - Pearly Baby Blue
E815 - Dark Red Ruby
E818 - Pearly pink
E825 - Sapphire
E898 - Dark Oak
E940 - Glow in the Dark
E966 - Pearly Lime
E967 - Pearly Soft Peach
E980 - Neon Yellow
E990 - Neon Green
E3685 - Rosewood
E3747 - Pearly Sky Blue
E3821 - Light Gold
E3837 - Purple Ruby
E3843 - Light Blue sapphire
E3849 - Aquamarine Blue
E3852 - Dark Gold
E5200 - Pearly White

Light Effects can be washed in lukewarm water 30° C/86 °F with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach. After washing the piece, wrap it a towel to absorb excess water, then dry it flat. For dry-
cleanable pieces, any dry cleaning solvent except trichloroethylene may be used.

Compare to cotton floss, this floss tangle and fray faster. Some tips to help with the frustration level:
* Use shorter length of thread than what you normally use. 12 inch or shorter is recommended.
* For just a little sparkle, use 1 strand of Light Effect and 1 strand of cotton floss. This will keep the tangles down as well
* If the thread become twisted while stitching, drop the needle and let it dangle to unwind. This will reduce knotting as well
* If the fabric is tightly woven, use a needle that is one size larger than normal will help opening up the weave and reduce fraying
* If stitching with 2 strand, you can "tie" the thread onto the eye of the needle with a slip knot: 1) cut thread to twice the desired length 2) fold in half and push the folded loop through the eye of the needle 3) Pull the thread tail through the the loop around the eye 4) tighten so the knot is directly below the eye of the needle. Now you can stitch without the needle moving around on the thread.

Average review
High quality floss. Shipped quickly.
Apr 18, 2018 by Mary Miano
Very quick service. I love it
Mar 31, 2018 by kactions1
Mar 5, 2018 by Anna Bounds
Great metallic color. Fast ship. Thanks so much.
Jan 23, 2018 by cynthiaNYS
Great metallic color. Fast ship. Thanks so much.
Jan 23, 2018 by cynthiaNYS

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If you need threads in larger quantity than what I listed, please contact me either via the "Request custom item" or just a plain message, and I can create a custom order for you in the quantity that you are looking for.