Friday, October 21, 2016


No, we aren't talking that PBS science program that Carl Sagan so memorably narrated in the 1980s.
youtube cosmos carl sagan

I'm talking about Cosmo embroidery floss, an Egyptian cotton floss dyed in Japan. Cosmo is available as a six ply silky cotton, as a variated cotton floss and as a metallic floss.    It is widely available in the USA in quilting shops.

There are over 400 colors available in the embroidery floss line.  If you need a lot of shades of one color, Cosmo appears to have 6-7 shades quite often.  Folks who plan to stitch Patricia Spencer's Twister, take note!

Seasons is what the variegated line is called.  There appear to be 73 color combos.

Sparkles is the line of metallic floss.  There are 7 colors here.

For more information here is the company's website.

I've also found a DMC-Cosmo conversion chart so you can substitute colors easier.

UPDATE: Here is Mary Corbet's review of their variegated cotton floss.

UPDATE #2:  Rittenhouse has a little video on this wonderful cotton floss.

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