DMC Light Effects

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Add light and dimension to your needlework creations with DMC Light Effects Thread.

DMC now offers an innovative line called Light Effects, light reflecting threads in a collection of 36 orignal colours.

Brighten your needleworks:
Now there are even more special touches and brilliant sensations to bring life and texture to your creations.

Light Effects, with DMC quality:
A 6-strand thread that can be stitched like DMC Stranded Cotton. (use the same number of strands)
Easy to use and gives great results. Perfect coverage of your DMC fabrics.

A rich range of various light effects: 36 colours including gems, golden, iridescent or vintage shades, fluorescent and even glow-in-the-dark!

Discover the 6 families of Light Effects colours, and new creative themes...

Jewel Effects

A collection of jewel-like shades that add a precious finish to your needlework projects: ruby, sapphire, emerald, amethyst…, you will find all of the precious gem effects that you love amongst these 14 colours. Moreover, discover the two multi-coloured threads (precious stones and golden dawn), the remarkable fruit of DMC research.

A collection of jewel-like shades that add a precious finish to your needlework projects: ruby, sapphire, emerald, amethyst…, you will find all of the precious gem effects that you love amongst these 14 colours. Moreover, discover the two multi-coloured threads (precious stones and golden dawn), the remarkable fruit of DMC research.

This thread family is ideal for stitching objects with a glimmering sheen (silk effects, jewels…) or for elements that naturally reflect light (water, nature…)

Precious Metal Effects

Silver or gold effects for subtle touches of sheen. These 6 colours give life to metals or enhance decorative objects (photo frames, vases…)

Fluorescent Effects

Two neon effect colours (green and yellow) for humorous or child-like designs. Using black topstitching, these threads highlight the letters in your personal messages.

Pearlescent Effects

  • Pastel, pearly and iridescent colours for delicate effects.
    Ideal for:
  • Romantic themes or special events (births, marriages…)
  • Babies clothing and objects
  • Natural effects: morning light, the pearly aspect of seashells, flower petals

Antique Effects

Welcome to the world of gilt finishes and antique metals!
A brushed metal effect that is ideal for adding a vintage aspect and for decorative elements.

Glow-in-the-Dark

A revolutionary needlework thread that lights up the night! After being exposed to light, it delicately glows in the dark. Essential for decorating children's rooms.

 

Colours

Click here to view the DMC Light Effects Color Card. Please note that the resolution of your computer screen can slightly distort the color shades of the threads.

 

 

Light Effects Color Card copy

Care & Washing

Light Effects can be washed in lukewarm water 30°C, 86°F with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach. After washing the piece, wrap it a towel to absorb excess water, then dry it flat. For dry-cleanable pieces, any dry cleaning solvent except trichloroethylene may be used.

 

 

 

How to Use

How to recognise the Light Effect threads in the charts?

You will recognize the Light Effects thread in the new chart keys by the letter E in front of the reference number.

How to thread easily your needle with Light Effects thread?

Use a slip knot for threading your needle. This will hold your needle in place and provide equal thread tension. We recommend that you use needle N° 24. Click on the picture for detailed instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to use Light Effects thread in your stitching?

  • New charts with Light Effects threads will be brought to you on a regular basis on the DMC website, in embroidery kits, and through publications.
    Just follow the chart instructions and discover new brightening effects.
  • You can also choose to personalize your creations by adding extra light and dimension to your stitching!

To achieve this result, select any diagram of your choice and replace one colour of DMC Stranded Cotton by a similar Light Effects colour. Your stitching will be enlightened with precious details and you will be proud of your creation!

New charts with Light Effects threads will be brought to you on a regular basis on the DMC website, in embroidery kits, and through publications.
Just follow the chart instructions and discover new brightening effects.

You can also choose to personalize your creations by adding extra light and dimension to your stitching!

 

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