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What is the best replacement yarn for this vintage needlepoint project?

I "inherited" a partially worked needlepoint canvas from the 70's and would like to complete it. It's Columbia Minerva design # 2332, "Winter Greenhouse." The canvas and the colored yarns are all included in the package I received, but for some reason all of the white yarn is missing except for one length's worth which has been stitched in already.
I will need 136 36-inch lengths of the white yarn, which is color reference # 5907 in the pattern. (So 4896 inches or just over 400 feet). Any recommendations on the best way to get replacement yarn? I know I can just go to the store with a segment and try to match color/weight but I'm hoping there's an even better way.

Here's a link to an ebay item that is almost exactly what I've received, even down to the % worked. This isn't mine, though.

http://cgi.ebay.it/VTG-Needlepoint-Tapestry-Unfinished-Winter-Greenhouse_W0QQitemZ330254896337QQihZ014QQcategoryZ3107QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

I checked out the photos at the link you provided. What a nice project! It will be stunning when you finish it.

Columbia Minerva is no longer in business, so it's doubtful you'll be able to replace the missing yarn with that brand.

Since you need a LOT of the white, and you want it all to match (since it's the background), here's what I would do: I would remove the single 36" strand that has already been worked, and purchase enough new white yarn to do the entire project.

I noticed that the description on the link you provided said that the kit includes both wool and acrylic yarns. You'll want to test the strand you remove to make sure you purchase the right yarn. You can test this by taking a small bit of the yarn and holding it near an open flame. If it melts and shrinks back from the flame, it's synthetic. If it IS acrylic, I'll be willing to bet it's acrylic knitting worsted-weight yarn. If so, you're in luck: you can purchase a single skein of good acrylic knitting-worsted weight yarn for under $5, and it will more than cover what you need (a skein usually has about 250+ yards).

If it's wool, then it's tapestry yarn -- much more expensive (which is why I suspect it is acrylic: most projects like this would have used the less expensive acrylic yarn for the large expanse of background to reduce costs). If it IS tapestry wool, then just purchase enough yardage in white.

Good luck on your project!

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Columbia Minerva Needlepoint Vinyl Tote 15 X 13 X 4 2366 Vintage
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Has been stored for years (decades) and has a musty odor.New, vintage Columbia-Minerva Needlepoint Vinyl Tote 15 x 13 x 4.Dark brown vinyl tote bag with handle and zipper.Kit contains:Vinyl Tote with one pocket flap of 10-mesh, 100% cotton mono canvas. simple instructions with easy to follow charts to create all designs pictured. Yarn not included.International buyers are responsible for any customs, duties, taxes or fees associated with this purchase. These fees are not included in the purc
 

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Vintage Columbia Minerva Signs Of Spring Bell Pull Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
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Vintage Cm - Columbia Minerva Cross Stitch Christmas Patchwork Stocking Kit
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Vintage Columbia Minerva Crewel Picture Kit 16x16 Bob White Quail Birds
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Columbia Minerva - Caring Is - Crewel Embroidery Pillow Kit - Sharing Living
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Columbia-minerva Crewel Kit Apples & Flowers 4x5 Erica Wilson Fall Autumn
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Columbia Minerva Country French Floral Cross Stitch Pillow Kit 6962 Rare 85
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Vintage Columbia Minerva 1972 Autumn Leaves Needlepoint Canvas 1541 Pillow Chart
USD 14.99
 
VINTAGE COLUMBIA MINERVA 1972 AUTUMN LEAVES NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS 1541 PILLOW CHART For sale I have a Vintage 1972 Columbia Minerva Corp Needlepoint Canvas Pillow #1541 Autumn Leaves. A Meredith Gladstone design. Jacobean type design. Will make a 17 x 17 inch pillow. This auction is for 1 canvas only. Another eBay user was kind enough to send me a copy of the color chart which I will gladly copy and send along. There are 9 available. All are in good condition with the only issue being some staini
 

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Columbia Minerva Creative Crewel - Harvest Arrangement 1973 7418
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Columbia Minerva Signs Of Spring Bell Pull Cross Stitch Kit Vintage - Unopened
USD 24.99
 
COLUMBIA MINERVA #6714 SIGNS OF SPRING BELL PULL CROSS STITCH KIT BY MEREDITH GLADSTONE 5-3/8 X 38-1/2VINTAGE 1976 - UNOPENED PACKAGE OUTER PACKAGE SHOWS SLIGHT WEAR KIT CONTAINS:STAMPED DESIGN ON 100% COTTON FABRIC EMBROIDERY THREAD NEEDLE EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELL PULL ENDS NOT INCLUDED Free Shipping to Contiguous USA Will Ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and all off-shore US territories and possessions, for Additional Fee - Email for Quote See Global Shipping for Other Countries
 

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Columbia-minerva Crewel Kit By Erika Wilson cheyenne Chief Native American
USD 13.95
 
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Vintage Columbia Minerva greetings Sampler Stamped Cross Stitch Kit With Frame
USD 9.99
 
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Vintage Columbia Minerva Yarn Pallet Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Kit Sealed 1976
USD 18.69
 
Columbia Minerva Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Kit YARN PALETTE - Can Be Personalized New, In Sealed Package Vintage 1976
 

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Columbia Minerva Butterflies Bell Pull Needlepoint Kit 6 X 43 2003
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Columbia Minerva Yarn 100% Virgin Wool Color 5029 Wood Brown Total 7.9 Ozs (8)
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