Thursday, February 25, 2016
Stitchy Crush: Coloris from DMC
My turn with a Stitchy Crush! The Coloris range of floss from DMC. I first saw them mentioned a few months ago on the Spanish DMC blog and I was instantly smitten. Ever since I've been wondering (and regularly Googling!) if they would be available in the UK. And now they are! I found them on Sew & So, but they're available elsewhere too.
The Coloris floss is kinda like variegated floss, it changes colour. But unlike the regular variegated, Coloris isn't a gradual change between similar colours or shades on one colour.
No, Coloris changes between different colours! How cool is that? You can see from my photo that there's lots of colours in the same skein - I think the colour changes every five centimetres (2") or so. I think this is so inspiring. So much fun! So beautiful.
And even the names are fabulously evocative: Fleur des champs, Camélia, Côte de granit, Nuit canadienne, Vent du nord, Primavera and more. You can see more about the Coloris colours on the French DMC site. Be sure to scroll down the page to see the gallery with stitched samples of each colour.
I haven't decided on a project for these yet, I've only done a little test with blackwork. But I think it would definitely be great for blackwork. The changing colours would give a completely different feel to that kind of embroidery. :-)
What would you stitch with these fabulous colours?