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Historical Sampler - Supply List

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10 August 2008

Historical Sampler - Supply List

I thought I'd list the supplies I'm buying for the project

Goldwork Threads

  • 20 Yards of Dark Gold Standard Lurex Thread No. 371 for the plaited braid stitch
  • ½ Yard(s) of Gilt No. 1 Pearl Purl for outlining motifs
    1 ½ Yards of Gilt Super Pearl Purl for outlining motifs
  • 1 Reel(s) of Gold No. 1 Imitation Japan Thread for outlining motifs
  • ½ Yard(s) of Gilt No. 6 Broad Plate for flowers from Nevinson cushion
  • 1 Yard(s) of Silver No. 6 Smooth Passing Thread for leaves
  • 1 Yard(s) of Gold 2% WM No. 5 Smooth Passing Thread for leaves
  • 1 Gold No. 543 Au Ver A Soie d Alger Silk Thread for couching passing thread and plate
  • 1 Silver silk thread for couching silver passing thread
  • I also have a stash of various gold threads given to me as a gift that I can experiment, including various purl purl threads.

 

Goldwork Equipment

  • 1 Velvet Board (for cutting the plate)
  • 1 Goldwork and Beading Pad 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch
  • 1 pair pointed tip scissors (Gingher)
  • 1 Stainless Steel Tweezers

 

Thread

(I don't currently own any silk thread)

  • 22 YLI 6 yard embroidery floss
  • 5 Cascade House silk thread (wound with gold thread)

http://www.cascadehouse.com.au/colour1.htm

  • 1 Splendor Silk, 2 yards each of 5 shades of Bronze to Porcelain
  • Green Gilt Sylke Thread (for leaves) (gift)
  • 2 Canson Waterlillies silk variegated threads in greens (for leaves)
  • DMC thread (which I own)
  • DMC soft cotton/bumpf (for padding)
  • wool (for padding) (gift)

 

Needles

  • No 8 crewel (for cascade house threads)
  • No 24 and 26 tapestry for detached buttonhole
  • No 12 sharps (gold thread)
  • No 10 embroidery needles (gold thread)
  • Chenille needles (to assist in plunging the tails of metal threads to the back of the work)

- #20, #18, (majority of threads), #16, #13)

  • Curved bead needles (for couching metal tails at the back of the work)

 

Miscellaneous

  • Legacy Linen, 29-30 count
  • Freshwater pearls
  • Contact (for the semi-detached work)
  • Beeswax
  • Small wooden mallet (for the EverTite frame assembly)
  • EZ Tackit kit (for attaching linen to frame)
  • 2 sets EverTite frame stretcher bars and the T Tool

 

Still to buy

  • Goldwork threads for the pearl roses and the bird
  • · 1 Yard of Gilt Smooth Passing Thread

    -1 Yard of Gilt (Gold) No. 3 Pearl Purl

    -1 Yard of Wire Check Purl No 7

    -1 Yard of Gilt (Gold) No. 6 Twist

    - 1 Yard of No. 4 Twist

  • Spangles
  • Kreinik Red/Gold Couching Thread

http://www.kreinik.com/kshop/product.php?productid=878&cat=136&page=1

Not much, really.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mary Corbet said...

Hi, Megan -

That's Quite a List...!!!!!

I notice you have Soie d'Alger in gold for couching some of the metals... I like using Soie A'lger when I want to do some shading techniques over the gold (Or Nue, with passing threads), but to couch regular metal threads, and esp. for plate or pearl purl, I think I'd stick with the 100/3 (or even a double strand of polyester in yellow). The Soie d'Alger is much.... hm. what's the word? Softer? It's a looser twist. I don't think it would be as handy for couching plate or rougher metals.

Just a tip!

Sounds like you had a fun shopping spree!!

Are you going to use GST on any of this?

Sunday, August 10, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

11/3! That's what I got for the silver passing.

I'll send a note to Tanya and ask her to swop the gold silk thread.

Thankyou!!!

I had everything *so* organized (and had already bought a few things) so the big shopping spree ($200) only took an hour. I want more money! (for books)

Yes, definitely. The GST (gift) is listed- and it's from you! I didn't know whether to say or not.

It's for leaves. And calyxes.

Monday, August 11, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

100/3 I meant

Monday, August 11, 2008  
Blogger Elisabeth Braun said...

Yup, it sure is quite a list, but you can't be accused of being boring stitching with such a variety, can you?=)

Silks are optional. Get them if you really want and can afford them, but other threads often do just as well.

Monday, August 11, 2008  

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