Discontinued or sometimes hard to find DMC Colours

In 2013 DMC Released the following batch of colours. For some reason they can still be difficult to find.  

The list below shows the new colour and the closest comparison should you be having trouble finding the newer colour. 

 

  • 3880 can be replaced with 223
  • 3881 can be replaced with 164
  • 3882 can be replaced with 839
  • 3883 can be replaced with 722
  • 3884 can be replaced with 535
  • 3885 can be replaced with 312
  • 3886 can be replaced with 3685
  • 3887 can be replaced with 208
  • 3888 can be replaced with 3740
  • 3889 can be replaced with 445
  • 3890 can be replaced with 3766
  • 3891 can be replaced with 995
  • 3892 can be replaced with 740
  • 3893 can be replaced with 543
  • 3894 can be replaced with 907
  • 3895 can be replaced with 646

Also DMC occasionally discontinue colours altogether. Here is a list of discontinued numbers and the colours they can be replaced with should you have an older chart that uses them: These will often have two numbers on the label the newer number eg 3326 and 776 is often shown underneath in brackets.

  • 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