DMC Color Variations is a multi-colored thread with an over-dyed effect made from 100% long staple Egyptian cotton and double mercerized to give it brilliant sheen. Color Variations is comprised of six separated strands, allowing you to adjust the thickness of your stitching by using a different number of strands. The thread is 100% colorfast and fade resistant, and offers guaranteed DMC color consistency from one skein to another. These “overdyed” threads are beautifully designed to create subtle variations in color without having to change threads. Each skein is a combination of DMC colors, so you can coordinate Color Variations with DMC Embroidery Floss to stitch beautiful designs with colors that complement one another.