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TIPS and suggestions -

to help give you some good pointers on how to produce a great design....

Tips - from Marathon Threads Canada

Tips - BEST embroidery information ever

Guidelines for using Stabilizers

Choosing the right needles

Guidelines for using Metallic Threads

Patchwork piecing in the hoop

Making free standing lace

Creating beautiful cutwork

Creating applique blocks in the hoop

What products are best to use to applique stretch cut-out designs onto stretch lycra?

Storing and caring for your threads

Conversion charts available on request.


- Marathon Viscose Rayon  to Marathon Polyester

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Colour Card

VISCOSE RAYON THREAD COLOUR CHART (We strongly advise our clients to own a colour chart book as colours can vary when viewed online.)

Please click one of the small pictures below to see a FULL SIZE version.


Column 1 -3

Column 4 -6

Column 7-9

Column 10-12

Column 13-15

Column 16-18

(NB: Nos from 5001 to 5515 are Variegated threads and from 3001 to 4007 are Metallic threads)


Column 1 -3

Column 4 -6

Column 7-9

Column 10-12

Column 13-15

Column 16-18





(NB: Colours from 4004 to 6006 are not available)



Pantone. Inc. has provided a color reference for each thread color, when possible, which represents the closest available PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEMS Color viewing the colors under cool white flucrescent lighting (4100 degree K). Color appearance will vary based on lighting conditions and angle of view. PANTONE and other Pantone. Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone. Inc. Portions Pantone, 1963, 1991 Produced under License Agreement No.888R between MARATHON and pantone. Inc. Click pantone1 & pantone2.