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Historical Sampler – Pretty things

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20 August 2008

Historical Sampler – Pretty things

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From left to right

  • Cascade House Rose, Ecru, Red and Light Yellow
  • Caron Waterlillies in green
  • FreshWater Pearls (I’m going to need heaps more)
  • DMC No 4. Soft Cotton (for padding raised work)

I’m pretty disappointed with the Cascade House threads. They look a lot better on the colour chart : http://www.cascadehouse.com.au/colour1.htm

In real life, they have bits of gold occasionally hanging off the main silk thread.

I’ve been lazy naming the colours here– the thread numbers will be visible on the large version of the scan. But 3 of them – 2 dusty roses, and an ecru, look exactly the same to me. (I left them out)

We’ll see what it is like to embroider with …..

Behind the threads is some wool that MargB gave me to use for stuffing raised work. Many thanks to Marg.

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The Green Gilt Sylke Twist. No more needs to be said.

Except, thankyou MaryC.

 

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  • 22 YLI embroidery floss, 6 yards each
  • a card of Splendor threads (Bronze to Beige), 2 yards each.

(yes, I do like the dusty rose colours)

 

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My goldwork threads. Some have disappeared behind others in the scan.

The top left hand corner is the Lurex, which I’ll be using for the Plaited Braid stitch.

I’m not going to name them all – I’ll do that as I use them.

And thankyou MaryC, again.!!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dragonsally said...

Can't wait to sit and play with the pretty colours before you use them...which may be next week. P is talking about bringing the tv over then, and the other bag of goodies that is sitting here. Apparently the weather will be clear for a few days - good fo tv delivery

Thursday, August 21, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

It'd be really great to see you both :-) :-)

(and the tv - I'm looking forward to that!)

Friday, August 22, 2008  

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