purchasing the supplies in a kit you will save money when compared
to purchasing the supplies separately as you will only purchase the
lengths of thread you require to complete the embroidery.
Purchase supplies individually, click on the links in the list of Materials
and Tools, you will be directed to the webpage where
I sell the particular material. When you have decided what you need
you can place an order through my order form or by emailing me
direct. If you would like kits on the individual designs click on the
following links: Passing
De Lys | Plate
you can purchase an kit for all four designs on one piece of fabric
below. You can also purchase an instruction booklet for easy
reference or print the instructions off my website for free.
Sampler Instruction Booklet (same as free instructions on this website)
Goldwork Sampler Instruction Booklet $30.00 Canadian Dollars
the Whole Sampler
can be purchased individually by clicking on the links to see the
product information or by purchasing a kit of the Passing
De Lys | Plate
(all of the designs in one kit).
For all four designs you will need a piece of silk Noil 20 inch (50
cm) square. For the passing design alone you will need a piece of
silk Noil 11 inch (27.5 cm) square. You can substitute the silk Noil
with cotton velveteen fabric, silk Matka or any fabric that has a
closely woven pile and is fairly sturdy.
A piece of muslin fabric (100% cotton) to go behind the fabric for
added strength (same size as the silk fabric).
Piece of yellow felt approximately 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch (21 cm by 27
cm) for the center design.
Yellow string or crochet cotton (5 meters) to pad areas of the Heart
Design and the Fleur De Lys.
reels of yellow polyester sewing thread either Guttermans No. 850 or
Mettler No. 767 or match the gold to the closest yellow thread available.
skeins of red Au Ver A Soie, Soie D'alger No. 916 (2 meters is
required) is used for the red drops. You can substitute a different
colour or different brand of silk thread such as Madeira silk thread
or the DMC floss.
1 skein of Japanese Gold thread No. 7 (10 meters is required) to work
the heart. You can substitute with Gold 2% Smooth Passing No. 5 or
Gilt Smooth Passing No. 5.
114 spangles (spangles are sequins) to sew on the Heart Design and
the Plate Design.
5 1/2 yards (5 1/4 meters) of Gold 2% WM No. 1 Twist is used to
outline the red drops. On the Heart Design and to for areas of the
Plate Design. You can substitute with Gilt No. 1 Twist or No. 1 ½
Twist. You could also use Super Pearl Purl or No. 5 Smooth Passing.
yards (5 1/2 meters) of Gold 2% WM No. 5 Passing thread is used for
the center of the design. You can substitute with Gilt No. 5 Passing
thread or No. 7 Japanese gold thread.
64" inches (160cm) of Gold 2% WM Super Pearl Purl is used to
outline the passing on the Passing Design and for leaf outlines,
veins and stems on the Heart Design. You could substitute with Gilt
Pearl Purl Super or No. 1 or No. 1 ½ Twist.
3 1/2 yards of Gilt Fine Rococco to work the leaves. You can
substitute with Crinkle Cordonnet or No. 1 Twist or No. 1
½ Twist or.
inches (62 1/2 cm) of Gold 2% Check Purl No. 6 to work areas of the
Fleur De Lys. You can substitute with Gilt Check Purl No. 6.
20 inches (50cm) of Gold 2% Rough Purl No. 6 to work areas of
the Fleur De Lys. You can substitute with Gilt Smooth Purl No. 6.
98 inches (245 cm) of Gold 2% Smooth Purl No. 6 to work areas of the
Fleur De Lys and to couch down spangles on the Plate Design. You can
substitute with Gilt Smooth Purl No. 6.
inches (39 cm) of Gilt Milliary Wire to outline the center and arms
of the plate design. You can substitute with Super Pearl Purl or
Pearl Purl No. 1
30 inches (75cm) of Whipped Plate to work areas of the Plate Design.
You can substitute with Gold 2% WM Broad Plate No. 6.
30 inches (75cm) of Gold 2% Broad Plate No. 6 to work areas of the
Plate Design. You can substitute with Whipped Plate.
be purchased by clicking on the links to see the product information.
Pair of Embroidery Scissors.
Sharp Pair of Inexpensive Scissors: for
cutting gold threads which can dull the scissors blades. The blades
of the scissors need to be small and pointed for cutting precision.
pair of very fine tipped tweezers used to bend and hold the gold threads.
Paper, Pounce and Pricker: Further
explanation in 'how to transfer a design'.
Stretcher Bar Frame: The
frame is made up of wooden bars that are sold in pairs, with the end
of the bars having teeth so that you can slot the bars together. The
fabric is pinned onto the bars of the frame using thumb tacks. You
would require a 17" stretcher bar frame to work the whole
Goldwork sampler or a 10" stretcher bar frame to work the one design.
pin fabric onto the stretcher bars.
10 Embroidery Needle and No. 18 Embroidery Needle.
To coat the polyester thread before sewing down the gold threads,
helps strengthen the thread so that the gold is less likely to shred