Anchor Floss 6-Stranded Cotton (Skeins)
Your projects are worth Anchor floss!!!
Choose how many skeins you want, and when you check out, type the numbers of the floss colors you need in the comments of the order. A DMC to Anchor floss conversion chart can be found at http://yarntree.com/019dmccn.pdf -- this will print off in one page and help you convert your DMC patterns into Anchor patterns.
The second picture above shows one of my designs, Fraktur Friends, that was stitched in all Anchor floss. It gives great coverage! You can even use just one strand on 16 count Aida/32 count linen over-two and still get a nice full look. Use one strand of Anchor on 40 count silk gauze -- it's perfect! Essentially, it's like DMC floss...but...well, I really like this floss. Really.
Anchor Stranded Cotton is a superior 6-strand extra-long staple 100% Egyptian cotton embroidery thread. Ideal for cross stitch on various fabric counts, Anchor Stranded Cotton can also be used in freestyle embroidery, canvas work and other forms of counted thread embroidery.
Stranded Cotton thread comes in 8 m skeins and provides a brilliant lustre, unique softness and an intense light reflection due to the extra-long staple length of the Egyptian Giza fibers and double mercerisation. (Mercerisation is the process of *gently* burning off tiny little fuzzies...this improves the luster of the floss).
The Anchor thread company was founded over 250 years ago in Scotland. A Napolean silk thread blockade led to the creation of the Anchor embroidery flosses in 1812. James and Patrick Clark created the first cotton sewing thread. Today the company is committed to not only the quality standards set forth centuries ago, but to environmental standards like low water consumption, chemical-free wastewater, 100% compliance in terms of restricted chemicals, reduced CO2 emissions, and energy-efficient production.