DMC-Color Variations. Color Variations is a multi-colored six-strand thread with an over-dyed effect that creates subtle variations without having to change threads. The colors in each skein are blended to flow seamlessly into one another without producing harsh contrasts. The thread is 100% cotton and each skein has 8.7 yards. This package contains one skein of Color Variations. Available in a wide range of colors (each sold separately). Imported.