|Shadows Added to Latticework|
I'd never used Variations before. I've seen it in the craft chain stores, of course, but always turned up my nose at it. After all, there are a dozen or more overdyed cotton brands available, all of which sport lovelier colors than what is available from DMC Variations. But when I didn't find the shade of blue I needed for the latticework shadows in my stash, I went looking at the only threads easily available to me--the DMC cotton floss display. I spotted Variations, realized This Was It, and bought a skein on the spot. As I remember, it's more expensive than regular DMC cotton floss and the plies also seem coarser than their regular floss. I suppose that is due to the extra dyeing needed to create the colors. It's good to know that I can pick up other overdyed cottons in a pinch from DMC. If you also live far from any shop and have to rely on DMC in an emergency, remember to check out the specialty threads DMC offers. It's not just regular cotton floss any more.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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