The conversion chart lists the product numbers associated with each color according to both the DFN and DMC systems. This allows someone who is completing a project designed for one brand of embroidery floss to purchase from the other brand instead. This might be necessary if the crafter has run out of a color of floss called for in the pattern or if the artist is completing the pattern from a kit for a second time.
Each color of DFN embroidery floss produced is designed to match a color of DMC embroidery floss as closely as possible. However, as with any dyed fiber, there is a small amount of variation from one batch to the next.
Janlynn has been producing its line of DFN floss for more than 30 years and sells it in both packages of thread and in kit form with the floss accompanying fabric, pattern and instructions for the artist. DMC has been selling thread in the United States since the 1920s and is easy to source for many artists as it is widely sold in department store craft sections and at specialty stores.Learn more about Crafting