Last summer, I visited Stitch-It Central in Ontario, Canada. You can see that post HERE. They are now carrying DMC # 8, # 5 and # 12 Pearl Cotton balls. See all the colours they have on their website. That is good news for my NL readers as the # 8 Pearl Cotton is generally difficult to get locally. Fiber Lilly, St. John's, NL., has a limited supply, so please check them out. For most stitching needs, we have to order our supplies from out of province. I'd much sooner buy locally but if an item isn't available, then it's the next best thing.