December 15, 2009

Your favorite floss colors!

Well, folks, the totally unscientific data is in! Based on your comments on the Feeling Stitchy Holiday giveaway, I now present to you - our favorite floss colors...

Our most favorite color (with 7 favorites) is:
3846, Light Bright Turquoise
3846 LT Bright Turquoise

The 3 runners-up (with 6 favorites) are:
310, Black
310 Black
666, Bright Red
666 Bright Red
995, Dark, Electric Blue
995 DK Electric Blue

Next 3 (with 5 favorites) are:
321, Red
321 Red
550, Very Dark Violet
550 V DK Violet
906, Medium Parrot Green
906 MD Parrot Green

Want to see all our DMC favorites? Download the PDF checklist!

I'd like to think of this post as an open letter to all craft and needlework stores - please stock up on all these colors! That's because I had every intention of buying the top 7 favorites and sharing them with you in a special photo shoot. The idea seemed fool-proof enough, until I arrived at my local craft store.... And lo and behold, every color in our top 7 was out of stock. Undeterred, I moved on to our top 40, and discovered with a giggle that nearly every color on that list was out of stock. That included every shade of red (including our faves 321 and 666), and although I had to expect this, not a bit of 310 black. So, craft stores, print out that list and stock up on those colors! We've got some crafting to do. :)

Stay tuned for your favorite Sublime Stitching patterns and your favorite holiday songs! :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

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  1. How fun! I chose 321 because I've been using it a lot for Xmas ornaments but I wanted to say that every time I get 666 from my floss box, I hear Gregory Peck yelling "Damien!"

  2. Ha ha ha ha! I totally have that reaction to DMC 666, too! :)

    To me 321 is more of a nice Christmas-y, Santa red, whereas 666 is very bold, in your face red. Omen-ish red. ;)

  3. LOL when I see my bobbin of 666 floss I always wonder if they made it red on purpose. The whole DMC numbering doesn't make a lot sense to me anyway. I think I read somewhere they are using the numbers (or at least some of them) they also used in the 19 th or early 20 th century.

  4. Oh, I do like that 550and 906! Great colours!

  5. love the 666. how can you not?


  6. Love 321 - even pre-Christmas stitching. I prefer that red over 666 personally.

  7. No 321 at our local shop either!!!

  8. That's funny that you couldn't find those colors at all. I have some unnumbered lots that I got as hand-me-downs that kinda look like 666 and 906, but I never use them. I always have tons of black though. That's a given. My most recent purchase consisted of dark jewel tones: 915, 154, 924 and 367. I think I could get behind the 550; it's more my style.

  9. I went to my local craft store today and bought all the colors on your list. I probably didn't need the black, and I think I already have both of those reds in my box, but I bought them anyway. And they all look amazing together in a big pile! I love the blues and the green! Thanks for the intro to some new colors!