This is most commonly the designer's favorite, or the brand that is most common in their area.
If you prefer to use a different brand of thread rather than the one recommended in a project, a conversion chart will help you find the corresponding color numbers for threads produced by other manufacturers.
Scroll down for a list of the most common thread conversion options.
Convert DMC Tapestry Wool color to DMC embroidery floss.
This web site features thread conversion charts for kit projects, as well and individual manufacturer's including:
Manufacturer's Thread Conversions:
DMC to Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
Anchor to DMC, J&P Coats and Sullivans
J&P Coats to DMC, Anchor and Sullivans
Sullivans to J&P Coats to DMC, and Anchor
Bucilla to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
DesignWorks to DMC
Dimensions to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans
Candamar to DMC, Anchor, J&P Coats and Sullivans