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MEDICIS YARN

IT'S BACK!

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Our Medicis rack before   Our Medicis rack after

Many of us were shocked when we learned a few years back that DMC would stop producing Medicis wool yarn. As supplies dwindled and color after color sold out, people wondered what they would use in its place. More than one company has come along offering yarn that they suggest we use instead of Medicis, but none of it is yarn that duplicates the color range of Medicis.

We are pleased to announce that the yarn formerly known as Medicis is back. Here are some important details:

1) This yarn comes from the same source and is spun at the same spinning mill that DMC used. It is also being dyed with the same dyes and formulas that were used by DMC.
2) It is being produced in nearly the same color range as when it came from DMC, with a few minor changes.
3) Color numbers are the same.
4) COLOR CARDS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Due to color inaccuracies, we are also unable to have accurate color scans of the yarn on the internet. If you are familiar with the old colors or are lucky enough to have an old color card, you may order using the same color numbers as before.
5) Yardage of skeins is the same as before, 25 meters (approximately 27 yards). Skeins now consist of pre-cut lengths rather than one continuous 25 meter length.
6) It is no longer available in hanks.
7) Six old colors are discontinued. Although we still have inventory of these colors, when they are gone they will no longer be dyed. Thirteen NEW colors are also being produced.

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Thirteen New Colors

There are bound to be skeptics out there who will question whether the new yarn is the same as the old. In my opinion and that of most of our customers who have bought it, it is virtually identical. As with every thread, dye lots can and will vary between batches. This tends to be more pronounced over larger periods of time. A good practice if you need to add newer thread in a different dye lot to an older project is to blend old and new in your needle, if you still have any of the old yarn left.

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Original DMC Medicis colors side by side with replacements

Here is a list of all Medicis colors, with both discontinued and new colors indicated:
White Black Ecru Navy 8009** 8023** 8026 8027 8095** 8096**
8100 8101 8102 8103 8104 8105 8106 8107 8108 8109
8110 8111 8113 8114 8118 8119 8120* 8122 8123 8124
8125 8126 8127 8128 8129 8132 8133 8134 8135 8136
8139* 8151 8153 8155 8164 8166 8168 8173 8175 8176
8200 8201 8202 8203 8204* 8205 8206 8207 8208 8209
8210 8211 8212 8214 8221 8223 8224 8225 8300 8301
8302 8303 8304 8305 8306 8307* 8308 8309 8314 8313
8320 8321 8322 8323 8324 8325 8326 8327 8328 8331
8332 8333 8334** 8341 8342 8344 8346 8369 8380 8381
8390** 8397 8400 8401 8402 8403 8404 8405 8406 8407
8408 8409 8410 8411 8412 8413 8414 8415 8416 8417
8418 8419 8420 8421 8422 8426 8427 8484 8500 8501
8502 8503 8504 8505 8506 8507 8508 8509 8512 8514
8515 8542** 8543** 8544** 8567* 8610 8611 8618 8627** 8634**
8666 8685 8713 8720 8725 8739 8742 8748 8794 8798
8799 8800 8813** 8816 8817 8818 8825** 8838 8839 8840
8841 8842 8845 8846 8871 8877 8895 8896 8897* 8898
8899 8904 8908 8930 8931 8932 8940 8941 8955 8993
8995 8996 8997              

*Discontinued color, available while supplies last
**New color

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