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    Help, DMC 971 Pumpkin

    Hi girls, can anyone compare DMC 971 to DMC 740 to see if there's much difference in colour.
    In the UK we can no longer buy 971 as the health authorities say the dyes are unsafe to use so they substituted it with 740. I have just used some in the Grape Pickers scarf and it looks wrong.

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    I have one.
    You may buy it in this site.

    http://stitchshop.ocnk.net


    I think that this shop is all right by the English order.
    I can refer to a substitute.

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    Thank you Juri it looks very like the 740.
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    I'll check in my stash this evening to see if I have both, for a comparison.
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    Always wondered why the DMC floss sold in the U.S. says "For sale only outside the European Union"? Does the European Union get different floss or what? Wendy looked up in our DMC floss color chart of sample floss and there is no number 971, but there is a note saying that 740 has replaced it.

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    I just checked my floss, which dates back from many years ago, but I don't have either of those colours. I guess none of my projects required them. I'll stop in at my local cross stitch store to see just what they have in stock, although it will have to be on Thursday. I'm leaving the house at 7:45 in the morning for a tournament an hour and a half away, and likely won't be back until after the store closes for the day.
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    Wendy thank you I do appreciate your offer but I have decided not to use the colour and instead try a blend so please dont waste your time going to the store. Its a vivid orange next to an acid yellow and looks nothing like the pattern picture

    Glenda it's the same floss but in Europe the powers that be decided that some of the dyes used in certain colours were unsafe to use
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    Abi, I have 6 skeins of 971 message me your address and I will post it to you hun - and no it's now trouble - if I could I would bring it up to you I must pick it up each time I go to Canada xxx
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    Chris thank you for the kind offer but I'm not going to use the colour at all. I stitched up most of her head scarf thingy last night and its horrible and blocky, I'm so disappointed with it. Once the scarf thing is finished I'll post a pic and see what everyone thinks of it but I can see it going back in the UFO drawer
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    aww honey it's awful when you are not happy with a colour if you frog and you would like the colour please don't hesitate to ask - don't forget I get the threads very cheaply over in Canada xxx
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