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Old February 1st 04, 05:51 PM
Barb Krosney
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Hi People,

Hope you can all help me. I'm going to do some Hummingbird patterns and want
to change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent). I've
searched the internet for a conversion chart, but the only one I can 'find'
is the DMC site that doesn't work any longer.
Can anyone help!!??
Thanks
Barb


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Old February 1st 04, 06:14 PM
Jenn Liace
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On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 17:51:22 GMT, "Barb Krosney"
wrote:

Hope you can all help me. I'm going to do some Hummingbird patterns and want
to change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent). I've
searched the internet for a conversion chart, but the only one I can 'find'
is the DMC site that doesn't work any longer.
Can anyone help!!??


This site is actually a conversion from Anchor Martlitt TO DMC Rayon,
but you can search for a string of characters (i.e. 310) and find it
in reverse. And IIRC, DMC numbers their rayons to match their
cottons, just adding a 3 or a 30 to the begining to end up with a 5
digit number.

http://www.needlecraft.biz/marlitt_dmcart1008.htm


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Old February 1st 04, 09:29 PM
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On 2/1/04 1:14 PM,"Jenn Liace" posted:

On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 17:51:22 GMT, "Barb Krosney"
wrote:

Hope you can all help me. I'm going to do some Hummingbird patterns and want
to change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent). I've
searched the internet for a conversion chart, but the only one I can 'find'
is the DMC site that doesn't work any longer.
Can anyone help!!??


This site is actually a conversion from Anchor Martlitt TO DMC Rayon,
but you can search for a string of characters (i.e. 310) and find it
in reverse. And IIRC, DMC numbers their rayons to match their
cottons, just adding a 3 or a 30 to the begining to end up with a 5
digit number.

http://www.needlecraft.biz/marlitt_dmcart1008.htm

Jenn, I think you're right about DMC just adding something at the beginning.
But, if going from DMC to Marlitt, the easiest thing is to go from DMC to
Anchor floss, then to Marlitt. There are several conversion sites for DMC to
Anchor - easy google for them.

The alternative to Marlitt is Rainbow Gallery Patina - which is also rayon.
And then there are the EdMar rayons.

Good luck,
ellice

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Old February 1st 04, 10:22 PM
Karen C - California
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In article u0bTb.355878$JQ1.203118@pd7tw1no, "Barb Krosney"
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change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent).


DMC does rayon, which is similar to rayon. I think there are 100 colors of
rayon (versus 400 of floss). The last part of the color number is the same as
DMC, with a 3 or 30 added to the front. So DMC700 would be rayon 30700.

FuzzyPenguinShop @ aol.com stocks the DMC rayon. If you e-mail them the plain
DMC list, they'll be happy to change it over to rayons for you; just give them
permission to substitute something close if there isn't an exact conversion.

Since you're already changing to rayon, let me lure you even further astray ...
YLI Kaleidoscope, a hologram thread, available in silver, gold, green, blue and
pink. I add that to my hummingbirds so they look realistic. Fuzzy's doesn't
carry that, but Stitchers-Paradise.com does.


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Old February 2nd 04, 01:44 AM
Ellice
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On 2/1/04 5:22 PM,"Karen C - California" posted:

In article u0bTb.355878$JQ1.203118@pd7tw1no, "Barb Krosney"
writes:

change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent).


DMC does rayon, which is similar to rayon. I think there are 100 colors of


OK - I can't resist - doing rayon - is that like, ummmmmm, oooops - better
not go there! Assume you were thinking ahead, and typing behind, or
something - and meant DMC rayon is similar to Marlitt??? Whatever - it's all
hateful ;^)

Ellice - reminding whomever to remember their damp sponge - for dampening
the rayon before stitching - it helps

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Old February 2nd 04, 02:33 AM
Karen C - California
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In article , Ellice writes:

Assume you were thinking ahead, and typing behind, or
something - and meant DMC rayon is similar to Marlitt?


Functioning on about 3 hours sleep. Yeah, rayon is Marlitt is rayon.


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Old February 2nd 04, 02:37 AM
Seanette Blaylock
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Ellice had some very interesting things to say about
conversion DMC to Marlitt:

On 2/1/04 5:22 PM,"Karen C - California" posted:
In article u0bTb.355878$JQ1.203118@pd7tw1no, "Barb Krosney"
writes:
change the regular plain DMC color to shiny Marlitt (or equivilent).

DMC does rayon, which is similar to rayon. I think there are 100 colors of

OK - I can't resist - doing rayon - is that like, ummmmmm, oooops - better
not go there! Assume you were thinking ahead, and typing behind, or
something - and meant DMC rayon is similar to Marlitt??? Whatever - it's all
hateful ;^)
Ellice - reminding whomever to remember their damp sponge - for dampening
the rayon before stitching - it helps


Hmmm, rayon doesn't give me much more trouble than regular floss.
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doing just fine on its own, incompetent support staff notwithstanding.
:-)" - the Dennis formerly known as (evil), MCFL
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Old February 2nd 04, 03:04 PM
Ellice
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On 2/1/04 9:37 PM,"Seanette Blaylock"
posted:

Ellice had some very interesting things to say about
conversion DMC to Marlitt:


hateful ;^)
Ellice - reminding whomever to remember their damp sponge - for dampening
the rayon before stitching - it helps


Hmmm, rayon doesn't give me much more trouble than regular floss.


Interesting! I know so many people who have problems with rayon tending to
kink, or want to be static-y, and then it starts to fray/unravel if it's too
long a piece. Maybe something to do with environment (humidity, etc)

I don't want to think you have nearly the issues with floss that my local
stitchin' pals have with rayon. I'm betting you've never tried the EdMar
stuff used most often in Brazilian embroidery - now that will be hateful
doing regular stitchin ;^)

Ellice

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Old February 2nd 04, 10:32 PM
Seanette Blaylock
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Ellice had some very interesting things to say about
conversion DMC to Marlitt:

Hmmm, rayon doesn't give me much more trouble than regular floss.

Interesting! I know so many people who have problems with rayon tending to
kink, or want to be static-y, and then it starts to fray/unravel if it's too
long a piece. Maybe something to do with environment (humidity, etc)
I don't want to think you have nearly the issues with floss that my local
stitchin' pals have with rayon. I'm betting you've never tried the EdMar
stuff used most often in Brazilian embroidery - now that will be hateful
doing regular stitchin ;^)


My experience with rayon floss is limited to DMC. :-)
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"The universe is quite robust in design and appears to be
doing just fine on its own, incompetent support staff notwithstanding.
:-)" - the Dennis formerly known as (evil), MCFL
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Old February 3rd 04, 02:47 AM
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Ellice - reminding whomever to remember their damp sponge - for dampening
the rayon before stitching - it helps


If you stretch the strand before you thread it up you don't need to dampen it.
Stretching it tames it and does not reduce the sheen at all.
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Happy Stitching!
Kathy :-)
 




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