MyThreadBox is a revolutionary software package for anyone who sews - especially machine embroidery and machine cross-stitch users. It uses digital color value matching (Red-Green-Blue Color Strength Numbers) instead of manual 'conversion tables' to cross-reference any given thread color to more than 50 different thread palettes. No longer are you stuck with the palette that came with your embroidery design - this software gives YOU the freedom to sew your design with ANY thread palette you choose including searching your collection for the best matches. The software will also match hand cross stitch floss to machine embroidery thread colors for those of you who want to machine cross stitch - Also matches all 940 Pantone Process Solid colors (the graphics and print shop standard) to thread palettes for those of you who do commercial embroidery.
MythreadBox gives you the unique ability to color match most major thread palettes to alternate colors. This gives you the freedom to choose what thread you wish to use to sew out a design. It does this by running calculations on the RGB (Red/Green/Blue) color values of the thread color itself, rather than relying on the manufacturer cross reference table (which are usually incomplete or inaccurate - when they can be found).
If you have ever tried to hand-match 25 colors on a complex design to 3 or 4 different tables (and usually the cross between the palettes you need does not exist - you have to jump from one to the other to another), then sort through your collection to see if any of the possible alternates are in your personal stash, you have no doubt came to the conclusion that it is simpler to just go out and buy the recommended thread palette. Nice for the thread makers, bad for you - wouldn't it be nice to just type in the colors you need and have a list printed out for you (including showing the matches that are in your thread stash)?
MyThreadBox gives you a good alternative to all that work and time spent - we do it for you!! We also give you the ability to find alternates when your dealer or supplier does not stock the right color for your design as it also searches within the same palette for a match within tolerances.
MyThreadBox converts to or from any of these (or any combination of these) thread lines:
ABC, Admelody, AE Signature, Anchor Floss, Angel Rayon, ARC (rayon, poly, metallic), Aurifil (lana, mako, poly, rayon,royal)
Brildor (AC, CO, MF, NY, PB), Brother (poly and country colors)
Coats and Clark (alcazar, alcazar jazz, home embroidery, sylko poly), Colorful
Designs By Sick
DMC (floss, machine embroidery, rayon)
Echidna Poly, Embroidex
FatKat, Floriani Poly, FuFu (rayon, poly)
Gamut Canada (volume1, volume2), Gunold, Guterman (general sewing, rayon)
Hemingworth, Hilo/Iris (poly, rayon)
Isacord, Isafil, Isalon
Janome, JP Coats
Kingstar US (1000m, 5000m, metallic), Kolors Poly
Madeira (aerofil, burmilana, frosted matte, rayon, polyneon), Marathon (poly, rayon), MegaSheen, Metro Poly, Mettler (silk finish, embroidery, polysheen)
Pantone solid process colors, Peacock Rayon, PolyX, Princess
Radiant (poly, rayon), Rapos, Robison-Anton (poly, rayon), Royal (tajima), Royal (coleman-SWF)
Salus (Ameth), Spectrum Rayon, Sulky, Swist
ThreadArt, ThreaDelight, TriStar (rayon and poly),
Runs on any PC with Windows95 or better. Your monitor should be able to display 800x600 resolution. Any ink jet or laser printer supported by your version of Windows will work for printing out your shopping list.