Embroidery Kit Supply List
100% Pure Linen Fabric – Ivory, White or “Natural” (Make sure it isn’t too “Nubby.” The smoother the better.)
Embroidery Floss - 6 strand. All colors accepted. Craft stores sell 150 packets, which is the cheapest.
Metallic Embroidery Thread
6” Embroidery Hoops – PLASTIC, not wooden, with a screw to tighten.
Needles – Chenille, size 18-22. These have big “eyes” and a sharp point
Scissors – able to cut fabric. The small ones are nice because they don’t take up much room, and the lady will know they are for her embroidery, not paper.
2 Gal. and 1 gal. Ziploc bags
If you can, cut the fabric into squares of 16 x 16 to 18 x 18. The best way to cut it straight is to “pull a thread” which makes sure it is perfectly square.
The floss in the packets is the cheapest, but the colors are limited. I can give you a list of other colors (rug colors) to buy by the skein. People OFTEN like to give me “bits” of floss they have left over. That’s ok to accept. Don’t get “Craft Thread,” only 6 strand embroidery floss.
The metallic thread comes in several colors – gold, silver, bronze, etc. ANY of those is fine.
I ALWAYS use Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons (which I signed up to receive by e-mail) which will give me up to 60% off items at times. I especially use those for the fabric, which can be expensive. Wal-Mart will have many of the items, but their choice of floss colors is limited.