Columbia Minerva

Columbia Minerva
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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Vintage Columbia Minerva Crewel Idea Kit Abc Comforter By Margaret Boyles Nip
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1983 Columbia Minerva Friendship Sampler With Birds Kit Nip X Cross Stitch
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Columbia-minerva 1973 Needlepoint pastel Flowers 14 Pillow Kit 10 Mesh Wool
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UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A VINTAGE COLUMBIA MINERVA DESIGNER NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW KIT. IT'S KIT #1562 PASTEL FLOWERS A MARGARET BOYLES DESIGN DATED 1973. IT'S AN EXQUISITE PILLOW OF VARYING TEXTURES CREATED WITH SEVERAL NEEDLEPOINT AND CREWEL STITCHES. IT'S 14 X 14 AND HAS A KNIFE EDGE. KIT INCLUDES: STAMPED DESIGN ON 10 MESH, 100% COTTON MONO CANVAS, 100% WOOL AND 100% ACRYLIC YARNS, NEEDLE AND SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS. PILLOW FORM, TWINE AND FABRIC FOR BACKING AND CORDING NOT INCLUDED. SHIPP
 

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Columbia-minerva 5x7 Field Mouse Crewel Embroidery Picture Kit 1977
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COLUMBIA-MINERVA CREWEL PICTURE KIT 5X7 FIELD MOUSE UNDER A MUSHROOM 1977 NEW SEALED PACKAGE #7825 CONTENT OF KIT:MOUSE STAMPED DESIGN ON 100% LINEN FABRIC 100% WOOL YARN 100% COTTON EMBROIDERY FLOSS NEEDLE EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FRAME NOT INCLUDED
 

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1976 Columbia Minerva Counted Cross Stitch Picture Kit Religious Seed Sampler
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1976 Columbia Minerva Counted Cross Stitch Picture Kit Religious Seed Sampler. Finished size of each is 6 by 14. Kit is unopened and unused. And as always, combined shipping is available. Just a note to all of my valued customers: Joe's This And That strives to meet every need of my customers. If an item does not satisfy or there is a shipping problem, please email me before leaving less than positive feedback and I will make every effort to resolve the situation if possible. Powered by eBay
 

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Cm Columbia-minerva Crewel Pillow Kit abc Pillow Sealed Package
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Hallmark Cm Columbia-minerva Latch-a-christmas Rug Snowman 20x27 1978
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Columbia-minerva Crewel Kit Apples & Flowers 4x5 Erica Wilson Fall Autumn
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Columbia-minerva Latch-a-rug Erica's Autumn Garden By Erica Wilson 34 X 24
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1978 Columbia-minerva Owl Family 20 X 24 Crewel Kit Erica Wilson
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1978 Columbia-Minerva Owl Family 20 X 24 Crewel Kit Erica Wilson New Hello, for your consideration is a crewel kit of mother and two owlets in pine tree Details: Kit by Columbia-Minerva Titled: Owl Family # 7925 Dated 1978 Designed by Erica Wilson Crewel Picture kit measures 20 X 24 Kit contains: Stamped design on 100% cotton fabric, 100% wool and 100% Dacron polyester Persian-type yarns, 100% cotton embroidery thread, needle, easy-to-follow instructions Condition: New in sealed package Thank
 

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Columbia Minerva Hallmark Santa Crewel Picture Kit Toys Season's Greetings
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New In Package. Columbia-Minerva/1977 Hallmark Cards Design Collection, Christmas Crewel Picture Kit, 8x 12. Design features Santa Claus with Toys, Greenery, and Season's Greetings. Kit Includes Santa Claus stamped design on 100% cotton denim, 1005 wool and 100% Dacron polyester Persian-type yarns, needle, and easy-to-follow instructions. Comes to you in Clean Condition , from my Smoke-Free, Pet-Free home. ***Note*** I generally Do Not ship plush items in envelopes. I have had a couple of
 

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Columbia Minerva Signs Of Spring Bell Pull Cross Stitch Kit Vintage - Unopened
USD 26.39
 
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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Santa's Train Columbia Minerva Christmas Vintage Felt Embroidery Tree Skirt Kit
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1991 Vintage Columbia Minerva Home Is Best Cross Stitch Kit With Frame
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New vintage 1991 Columbia Minerva cross stitch home is best with frame If you have any questions please ask Paypal only Shipping in the U.S only Thank you
 

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9 Skeins Vintage Columbia-minerva Tropicale Nylon Yarn (3610)
USD 18.00
 
gretelg Store 9 SKEINS VINTAGE COLUMBIA-MINERVA TROPICALE NYLON YARN (#3610) Welcome! This auction is for 9 skeins Columbia-Minerva Tropicale yarn. They are vintage, but NEW and in good condition. Description: An almost weightless dress yarn that looks like and feels like silky fabric. For Knitting and Crocheting No winding necessary Colorfast Allergy Free Soil, Stein and Stretch Resistent Made in U.S.A. 100% Nylon Tricot 100 Yards Color #1263, Perfect Blue Lot M
 

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Vintage 1976 Columbia-minerva Latch-a-rug Kit 20 X 27 In Package
USD 22.95
 
Vintage 1976 Columbia-Minerva Latch-A-Rug Kit RUG Retro CM New in Package cellophane still in-tact Vintage 1976 Columbia-Minerva Kit ~ Brand new and sealed in original package. Kit #3754 Latch-A-Rug 20 x 27.From the Hallmark design collection Kit contains: Flower Patch. Full-color design on 4-mesh 100% cotton rug canvas; 100% Acrilan Acrylic pre-cut rug yarn by Monsanto; and easy-to-follow instructions. Latch hook and rug binding not included. Can also be a wall hanging. Back of package shows
 

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Vintage Columbia Minerva 1972 Autumn Leaves Needlepoint Kit 1541 Pillow Jacobean
USD 44.95
 
Vintage Columbia Minerva 1972 Autumn Leaves Needlepoint Kit 1541 Pillow Jacobean New kit, but the inner plastic liner came apart when I checked it out. The handle is intact and fastened. Label removed on back of package Beautiful brilliant colors. Normal wear for new old stock. Minor tear in bottom of pack.Jacobean like design, typical of 17th century crewelwork, adapted in needlepoint. Includes 10 mesh 100% cotton canvas, 100% wool yarn, needle, instructions, and chart.Pillow form, cording, an
 

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Columbia Minerva Windspun Quick Knitting Yarn, Peacock, Lot Of 3
USD 15.99
 
Columbia Minerva Windspun yarn quick knitting weight lot of 3 Color:peacock 1.75 oz (50 grams) each, yardage is not stated size 10 needles 2 = 7 sts x 10 rows 99% Solara acrylic, 1% nylon Made in USA Delicate machine wash Older stock, unused yarn I love to combine shipping for multiple items to save you on shipping. Items are shipped within 24 hours of cleared payment. Shipping charges include a small handling fee to help cover the cost of packing/mailing materials. Most traditional payment me
 

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Columbia Minerva Zuni Jar Floss Stitch Embroidery Kit 4x5 6629 1975 Vintage
USD 14.95
 
New In Package Vintage Columbia Minerva Zuni Jar Floss Stitch Embroidery Kit 4x5 #6629 1975 Item: Vintage Columbia-Minerva by The Bee Designs #6629 Zuni Jar Floss Stitch Embroidery Kit Description: This is a vintage Columbia-Minerva by The Bee Designs #6629 Zuni Jar Floss Stitch Embroidery Kit Finished size is 4 x 5 Model: Zuni Jar Brand: Columbia-Minerva by The Bee Designs Kit Number: 6629 Kit Contents: Kit contains stamped design on 100% linen fabric; 100% cotton embroidery thread; needle;
 

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14 Skeins Vintage Columbia-minerva Tropicale Nylon Yarn (3607)
USD 28.00
 
gretelg Store 14 SKEINS VINTAGE COLUMBIA-MINERVA TROPICALE NYLON YARN (#3607) Welcome! This auction is for 14 skeins Columbia-Minerva Tropicale yarn. They are vintage, but NEW and in good condition. Description: An almost weightless dress yarn that looks like and feels like silky fabric. For Knitting and Crocheting No winding necessary Colorfast Allergy Free Soil, Stein and Stretch Resistent Made in U.S.A. 100% Nylon Tricot 100 Yards Color #1268, Coffee Cream Lot E
 

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Vintage Columbia-minerva Crewel Kit strawberry Toaster Cover 7506
USD 14.99
 
NEW Vintage Columbia-Minerva Crewel Kit Strawberry Toaster Cover ~ 7506 NEW Vintage Columbia-Minerva Crewel Kit Strawberry Toaster Cover ~ 7506 This vintage (1975)Columbia-Minerva Crewel Kit was created by Erica Wilson. The package has never been opened however it does have a tear in it at the top right hand corner. It also is somewhat cloudy due to its age.The kit contains: Stamped design on 67% linen, 33 polyester durable press and soil release finish fabric; 100% Orlon acrylic yarn; needle
 

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Columbia Minerva Rug Needlepoint Rugs By The Numbers 4807 27x48 Mediterannean
USD 14.99
 
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