New threads

Today I went out for some supplies.

Threads and beads to be used in the project

Almost inevitably, the colours don’t reproduce perfectly, but you do at least get the idea.  From left to right, we have:

  • Anchor 939, denim blue – same shade as the fabric, just a bit lighter.
  • Anchor 119, dark purple – tones reasonably well with the purple cord, but again a bit lighter.
  • Anchor 337, dark salmon.
  • Anchor 336, salmon.  (These two colours are really not as vivid as they look here.)
  • Anchor 292, cream.
  • Anchor 874, light antique gold.
  • Anchor 844, olive green.
  • Anchor 845, dark olive green.

Then we have a reel of purple thread for couching the cord (and that is a good colour match); a reel of Coats Diadem, which is a thin flat gilt braid; and a packet of seed beads which, at any rate in daylight, tone beautifully with the fabric.  I’m looking at them now under artificial light and they look almost black.  Not that this will be a problem, because they will be there to provide a bit of very subtle glitter.  They are Gütermann seed beads, size 11, colour 6635.  I bought two packs because John Lewis have recently rather drastically downsized their range of beads and I wanted to be sure I didn’t run out in mid-project.

I’ve also ordered some gilt purl from Sarah Homfray (see links on the right); won’t need it just yet, but I want it so I can get an idea of where and how I’m going to use it.  If all goes well, this weekend I am actually going to be able to make a start on the embroidery at long last.

Oh yes.  Hallo, Canadian friends.  Happy Canada Day! 🙂

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