As an embroiderer, Britney McSweeney needed a way to organize the hundreds of different thread colors she used in her artwork.
The thread is manufactured by DMC, a textile company, and different colors are randomly assigned numbers – even similar shades can have wildly different designations. So Ms. McSweeney designed an organizational system that would allow her to quickly identify exactly what she needs for a project and where it falls in DMC’s color spectrum.
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Story excerpt provided by The Blade.
Written by Kate Snyder.
Originally published April 4, 2021.