DMC Light Effects Thread is a glistening metallic thread that will add reflective qualities and sparkle to any needlework or craft project. Made from 100% polyester fibers, Light Effects Floss is comprised of 6 size 25 easily separated strands. Light Effects uses a color numbering system that easily corresponds to the popular cotton DMC Embroidery Floss. You can add a subtle highlight to your stitching by combining one strand of cotton Floss with one strand of Light Effects. Or for a more vibrant look, you can substitute Light Effects for its matching shade in Cotton Floss.
Light Effects is available in 36 brilliant colors in 6 thread families Jewel Effects (14 colors), Precious Metal Effects (6 colors), Antique Effects (5 colors), Pearlescent Effects (8 colors), Fluorescent Effects (2 colors), Glow-in-the-Dark Effects (1 color). We're sure you'll love stitching with DMC Light Effects threads. They will glide through your fabric easier than most other metallic-type threads. And with the premium quality DMC brand name behind it, the Light Effects line is sure to be a sparkling glittering addition to your next work of art! DMC Light Effects Floss features the familiar 8.7 yard pull skein put-up. Made in France.
DMC Light Effects come in the following Color Families, of which we stock the complete range.
Jewels (14 colors)
Ruby, sapphire, emerald, amethyst… you'll find all of the precious stone effects in this collection. Plus, there are two multi-colored threads, Gemstones and Golden Dawn, which are exclusive to DMC and very unique in their coloring and stitched presentation. Ideal for stitching pieces where a glimmering sheen is desired, or for elements that naturally reflect light such as water, precious stones and more.
Antiques (5 colors)
Gilt finishes and antique metals, ideal for adding a vintage look to stitching, and a classic style for decorative purposes.
Pearlescents (8 colors)
Pastel, pearly, iridescent tones, ideal for delicate effects on baby items, special occasion pieces, or romantic themes, wherever a soft accent is desired. Designs picturing natural effects such as pearlized seashells, the morning light, delicate flower petals … they all reflect these gentle tones.
Precious Metals (6 colors)
Silver, gold and bronze effects for the traditional metallic thread effect of enhancing with a subtle sheen.
Fluorescents (2 colors) E980 Neon Yellow & E990 Neon Green
Two luminous shades, green and yellow, which add a bright look to any project. Great for kids' items. And with Back Stitching done in black around the fluorescent threads, a very dramatic effect can be achieved.
Glow-in-the-Dark (1 color) E940 White, Glows a light green colour
An innovative new thread that lights up the night! After being exposed to light, this white thread delicately glows in the dark. A must for fun, bright projects, and kids will love it.
For the best stitching experience with DMC Light Effects Thread, work with a shorter length of thread (try 12 inches). The will help keep the fibers fresh and prevent fraying. If the thread becomes twisted while stitching, drop the needle and let it unwind itself.
8.7yd / 8m
Care and Washing: DMC Light Effects Thread can be washed in lukewarm water (30° C/86 °F) with a mild detergent. Don't bleach. Wrap it in a towel after washing so that it may absorb the excess water. Dry flat. For pieces that can be dry cleaned, any dry cleaning solvent will do except for trichloroethylene.