Converting Loops & Threads floss

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Converting Loops & Threads floss

by caitief » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:12 pm

I searched on the forum and on google and I couldn't find anything!

My mom got me a lot of floss on sale because she knows that I am getting more serious about stitching and wanted me to have some basic colors. She thought they were DMC, or something that I could easily convert, but I haven't been able to find any way to convert. I tried using my Needlework Threads Color Card, but everything is just too close.

If anyone has ideas, i would really appreciate it! Thanks!
WIP:

Mickey and Minnie holding hands
Alphabet

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Starry Night w/Tardis
A dalmatian
Parents dog
Minnie Thumper Dumbo

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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by Mystonique » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:54 am

What are they called - are there any labels?
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by caitief » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:20 pm

The label on it says "loops and threads". I spent a while last night trying to match up colors with what I already have and figured out a few. If I can't figure it out, I will just have to check them against actual DMC thread on a project by project basis if I think it is close!
WIP:

Mickey and Minnie holding hands
Alphabet

To start
Starry Night w/Tardis
A dalmatian
Parents dog
Minnie Thumper Dumbo

http://pinterest.com/caitiefl/charts-i-want-to-stitch/
 
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by koko » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:26 pm

I couldn't find any kind of conversion chart for this thread online. You may want to contact the manufacturer - it looks like Loops & Threads is owned by Michael's. Send them an email and see if they have a conversion chart available. Most of the thread companies are really good about providing that kind of information for their customers. Good Luck!!
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by caitief » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Thank you!I will try contacting them!
WIP:

Mickey and Minnie holding hands
Alphabet

To start
Starry Night w/Tardis
A dalmatian
Parents dog
Minnie Thumper Dumbo

http://pinterest.com/caitiefl/charts-i-want-to-stitch/
 
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by The Banana Fairy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:54 pm

So? Any information to pass on to the rest of us stuck wondering this exact same thing?

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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by caitief » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:47 pm

They never got back to me, so I have given up for now. Once I finish my WIP, I amy try again
WIP:

Mickey and Minnie holding hands
Alphabet

To start
Starry Night w/Tardis
A dalmatian
Parents dog
Minnie Thumper Dumbo

http://pinterest.com/caitiefl/charts-i-want-to-stitch/
 
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by Reta » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm

If you are on Face Book

http://www.facebook.com/LoopsAndThreads" target="_blank" target="_blank


Do yours look like these If so i do not think they convert to any other make of thread just unique to Michaels

http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads-Embroidery-Floss-36-Count-Value-Pack/nw0473,default,pd.html" target="_blank
 
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by CuriousKitty » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:00 am

Oh the scary world of overly-helpful relatives. When you think you've seen it all...

I hope you can find decent conversions! I had a run in with that some months ago when we bought a storage unit from my boyfriend's 80+ year old coworker, a lot of his late-wife's belongings and her gigantic stash of all things crafty (including a sewing table in which can store a machine and a 1910-1920's original Singer hand-painted cast iron table & machine... wow!). She had a lot of J&P Coats/Coats and Clark thread that isn't stocked anymore and is quite old. I tried contacting them but even they couldn't figure out what some colors were!
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Re: Converting Loops & Threads floss

by The Banana Fairy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:20 pm

I called in to their customer help line, spoke with a supervisor, there is no conversion chart available.

I went into the store and hand matched a few colors that I needed.

Here are my findings.

L&T to DMC:
720 to 666
746 to 553
762 to 945
766 to 801
772 to White (Blanc)
774 to 310

DMC no L&T match:
211
221
301
312
351
434
437
503
535
561
562
712
738
758
775
799
841
977
3024
3078
3363
3755
3855

I'll add to this list as I match more in my progress with my projects.
DMC numbers to come:
760
10
422
435
453
500
606
699
720
740
741
742
745
754
792
806
815
912
954
956
957
3716
3779
208
402
413
414
 
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