DMC's metallic thread is called Light Effects, and it's a 6 ply thread that separates just like floss. Each strand is similar thickness to floss. We have some helpful tips on how to best work with this beautiful glistening thread.
Light Effect threads are easy to work with when threaded through your needle with a slip knot. The slip knot holds the thread onto the needle.
This technique works best when using an even number of strands. For stitching in 2 ply, cut the length twice the length needed; separate 1 strand and fold it in half. To make a slip knot fold the strand in half and thread the folded end through the eye of the needle.
Place the thread loop over the point of the needle and pull firmly to secure the thread.
Light Effects uses the same color numbering system as DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss. There is simply an “E” prefix in front of the color number. For example, the popular color number 321 in DMC Cotton Floss has a corresponding color number E321 in Light Effects.
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