Discontinued and Sometimes Hard-to-Find New DMC Threads

Alternative replacement thread colors to use

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Updated as of February 10, 2021

DMC confirmed the above colors were officially discontinued and they have provided an alternative list of replacements which make use of the new 01-35 colors released in 2017:

  • 3880 can be replaced with 3722
  • 3881 can be replaced with 3364
  • 3882 can be replaced with 801
  • 3883 can be replaced with 722
  • 3884 can be replaced with 04
  • 3885 can be replaced with 312
  • 3886 can be replaced with 035
  • 3887 can be replaced with 3837
  • 3888 can be replaced with 3041
  • 3889 can be replaced with 445
  • 3890 can be replaced with 3846
  • 3891 can be replaced with 3844
  • 3892 can be replaced with 970
  • 3893 can be replaced with 543
  • 3894 can be replaced with 907
  • 3895 can be replaced with 648

Also DMC occasionally discontinue colors altogether. Here is a list of discontinued numbers and the colors they can be replaced with should you have an older chart that uses them:

  • 776 is replaced by 3326
  • 781 is replaced by 782
  • 971 is replaced by 740
  • 504 is replaced by 3813
  • 731 is replaced by 732
  • 806 is replaced by 3760
  • 3773 is replaced by 407
  • 868 is replaced by 801

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