Alms Purse

Jul 30, 2013
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An Alms Purse to Embroider
Becky Quine


Materials
Indian Silk Dupion, 100% silk fabric, 22 x 19½ inches (55.9 x 49.5 cm)/fat quarter, 1 fat quarter each of #HA 5A Dove Grey and #CB 17 Red; www.thesilkroute.co.uk
Anchor Stranded Floss, 100% cotton 6-strand thread, 8 meters (8.7 yd)/skein, 1 skein each of #11 Salmon, #13 Dark Salmon, #20 Burgundy, #98 Medium Violet, #100 Medium Dark Violet, #101 Dark Violet, #239 Spring Green, #245 Grass Green, #300 Pale Citrus, #301 Light Citrus, #302 Medium Citrus, #304 Dark Citrus, #976 Light Sea Blue, #978 Medium Sea Blue, and #979 Dark Sea Blue; www.westminsterfibers.com
Anchor Metallic Floss, 65% viscose/35% metallic polyester 12-strand thread, 8 meters (8.7 yd)/skein, 1 skein of #300 Gold Lamé; www.sewandso.co.uk
Gütermann Sew-All Thread, 100% polyester thread, 100 meters (109.4 yd)/spool, 1 spool to match Dupion fabric
100% linen fabric, 22 x 19½ inches (55.9 x 49.5 cm), 1 piece, Ivory
Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads, 15/0 (2 mm), 8 grams/packet, 1 packet of #42011 Victorian Gold; www.millhillbeads.com
Trimits Essentials sequins, 5mm cup, Gold, 1 packet; www.sewandso.co.uk
John James Needles, embroidery size 12 and tapestry size 12; www.colonialneedle.com
Embroidery frame or hoop, 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter
Stiletto
Pencil, hard brown lead
Beeswax/thread conditioner, optional

Finished size: Each panel, 4 x 2½ inches (10.2 x 6.3 cm)


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