Fun new embroidery supplies

I’ve been getting ready for my Personal Library of Stitches embroidery class.

I will be using a wooden embroidery hoop. I’ve had this 8-inch hoop for a million years. I decided to bind the inner ring to give it a bit of a cushion since I will be embroidering on linen. I followed the instructions on the Needle ‘n Thread website. It was very fussy, and I’m not convinced it will make much difference. I’m not sure I would bother doing this again.

Embroidery hoop with binding

I have also been buying/collecting supplies for the class. The picture below shows some of my fun new supplies:

New embroidery supplies

On the left side of the picture, from top to bottom, are the following:
Kreinik metallic, fine braid. Color 02HL. The color is shiny copper.
Kreinik metallic, narrow ribbon. Color 022. It’s black, flecked with copper.
Gumnut yarns poppies. Color 238 50% wool, 50% silk.
Caron Impressions. Color 1103. 50% wool, 50% silk.
Weeks Dye Works. Color 1264 “loden.” 100% cotton, multi-strand.
Gumnut yarns poppies. Color 648. 50% wool, 50% silk.
The Gentle Art, simply wool. Color “maple syrup.” 100% wool.
The Gentle Art, simply shaker. Color “black raspberry jam.” 100% cotton, multi-strand.
Crescent colours. Color “bandana.” 100% cotton, multi-strand.

The two threads off to the right are:
Neon Rays needlepoint ribbon. The color is dark green. 100% rayon.
Soie d’ alger. Color 5116. 100% silk, multi-strand

And underneath all those goodies is the fabric I will be using. It’s Zweigart Dublin linen. The color is called “flax.” This is my first experience with a real needlework fabric. I had no idea what I was doing when I bought it, but the lady who helped me at the shop was very helpful.

In addition to those supplies, I already have a small stash of pearl cotton, mostly size 5 and a huge collection of DMC floss. I’m sure I will be using those too. I also some knitting yarns and other fun things. I think I’m ready.

Posted on October 4th, 2009 by Katxena