DMC Étoile is a 6 stranded embroidery thread that comes in a skein just like regular stranded cotton. It is composed of strands made up of 3 separate “plies” – two of which are cotton thread and one of which is a sparkly synthetic (viscose) filament.
You will notice that the thread seems 'fluffy' and softer than your regular stranded cottons, the lurex strand gives the Etoile (French for star) a delicate little twinkle as the sparkle is spread along each thread. As it is not a metalic thread it is much easier to use. The airiness of the skein allows easy seperating into seperate strands so you can use just like you would the stranded cottons. The fluffiness takes a little to get used to but you will love the effect of the twinkling stars in your work.
If you want to smooth and tame the fluffiness of this thread you can condition with beeswax.
The colours match their DMC counterparts for example C816 matches to DMC Stranded Cotton but the Etoile has noticeable matte finish as compared to their DMC coutnerpart.
Composition: 70% cotton 30% lurex
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