What are DMC codes?
If you're new to diamond painting, you may have heard of DMC codes. But if you're not sure what these codes mean or how they can help you, we'll start from the beginning!
DMC stands for Dollfus-Mieg and Company, the leading manufacturer of embroidery floss. They applied a numerical code to each colour they produced. This code has become the standard in diamond painting drill colours, making all colours used in diamond paintings universal! There are now 447 DMC colors.
Here is an example of a DMC Colour Code Chart:
How is this chart helpful for diamond painting?
Each bag of drills in a DiamondArt.ca diamond painting kit is labeled with a DMC code. You can then use the Colour Key on our diamond painting canvas to apply the diamonds to their correct symbol. But the best part of drills labeled with DMC codes is that you can save them to use for other projects!
What is a "Stash"?
Tips for Storing Extra Diamonds
Some people store their extra diamonds in labeled resealable (zip lock-style) baggies. DiamondArt.ca sells a few products that can help with organizing your stash. Our most popular product for storing extra diamonds is the Ultimate Diamond Organizing System.
Our Ultimate Diamond Organizing System comes in three different sizes and is perfect for storing LOTS of different colours!
Another popular item for organizing your diamond drill stash is our Drill Storage Stickers.