Useful Guides & Conversion Charts

Thread Conversion Charts

We have compiled a list of the most commonly requested conversion charts from one thread to another, which we hope you find helpful. Do bear in mind that conversions are usually approximate, but aim to find the closest possible colour match.

Anchor stranded cotton / DMC stranded cotton

DMC stranded cotton / Anchor stranded cotton

Elizabeth Bradley / Appletons / DMC / Anchor tapestry wools

Weeks Dye Works threads / nearest DMC equivalents

Anchor tapestry (tapisserie) wools to DMC tapestry wools

Useful Guides

Some useful articles and guides relating to needlework:

Some useful articles and guides relating to knitting and crochet:

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