I went a little crazy with Embroidery Floss, once I figured out how to make these pretty carpets from multi-color and variegated threads. I purchased Anchor Brand Embroidery Floss from India, and purchased DMC multi-colored and variegated threads locally and from Micheals on-line as individual skeins and multipacks. Those brands are easily identified by their labels.
The rest of the labels in the packages may be a little more confusing so I have put together this guide. Pictures of the labels on the skeins are grouped with photos of their original packaging.
These were purchased from Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and Wal-mart. You can look up most of these assortments in the store or on-line at Michaels or Jo-Ann’s or in-store at Wal-mart. The J.&P. Coats threads are from Wal-Mart, and they are worth the trip. The colors are quite nice– similar to the Anchor colors.
While not pictured here, you may also find Iris, DFN, or Janlynn skeins in your assortment.