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DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart

DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart | Hello! Hooray!

This super handy DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart is perfect for embroiderers and cross stitchers who need to reference colours between brands.

I made reference to this chart in my new book, Colourful Fun Embroidery, and it’s a very useful thing to have if you need to convert colours between brands. DMC is my go-to brand, but I do have some Anchor colours and so it’s helpful to know where they match up if possible! This chart includes all of the DMC standard floss colours, including the new shades that were released a couple of years ago. However, there are no accurate alternatives available for these shades, as indicated on the chart. If they ever become available, I’ll fill them in and let you know! Also, please note that the chart does not include any DMC Colour Variations floss, DMC Light Effects or DMC Shaded (variegated) floss.

Colourful embroidery thread | Hello! Hooray!

The chart is A3 in full size, so that you can print it out in a size that’s readable (there are a lot of shades!). If you don’t want to print a copy, it easily converts to a readable size if you’re viewing on a pdf viewer. I am currently working on the Anchor to DMC version, so I’ll let you know when that’s ready too!

Download your DMC to Anchor thread conversion chart

Click here to download a pdf copy of this chart! I hope that you find it really useful when you’re completing your embroidery or cross stitch projects.  You may find it handy if you’re joining in with The Happy Stitch Project too! All of the projects in my book use DMC thread, so if you usually use Anchor then you’ll be able to convert them easily. Yay! A few projects from the book feature in this next photo.

DMC chart and Colourful Fun Embroidery projects | Hello! Hooray!

Colourful Fun Embroidery

You can order a copy of my new book in my shop – click here to buy a copy! You can also buy some kits to accompany the book – take a look at the embroidery kits in my shop. My book was released on 30th October 2020, and you can watch me unbox it for the first time with my family on IGTV!


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Post updated 15th January 2021.

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