DMC stranded cotton threads are ideal to create unique shaded and patterned effects. Easy care. Can be washed in warm water (60 deg.). Light-fast, wash-fast, colourfast. Tones from neighbouring families create a rich, vibrant effect. No harsh contrasts. Colours blend gently and seamlessly one into another. Suble colour changes every few stitches. No two designs are the same when stitched with Color Variations.