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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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Vintage Columbia Minerva Crewel Idea Kit Abc Comforter By Margaret Boyles Nip
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Vintage Columbia Minerva Cross Stitch Idea Kit 2 12x20 Floral Guest Towels
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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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1983 Columbia Minerva Friendship Sampler With Birds Kit Nip X Cross Stitch
USD 14.95
 
Rare 1983 Columbia Minerva Friendship Sampler with Birds Kit NIP X Cross Stitch Factory sealed Label removed Normal wear for new old stock.Friendship Sampler 1983 14x18 frame size Includes: hand screened design on 70% polyester 20% cotton 10% flax linen type fabric, 100% cotton embroidery floss, needle, easy instructions.Please look at the photos closely and carefully for added description.Will combine shipping for multiple items. Wait for my invoice please.Thank you for looking at this lis
 

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Columbia Minerva Felt Stitchery Christmas Santa & Friends Felt Stocking - Sealed
USD 49.95
 
musni9 Store COLUMBIA MINERVA FELT STITCHERY CHRISTMAS SANTA FRIENDS FELT STOCKING - SEALED Description NEW (SEALED) IN PACKAGE - 1984 COLUMBIA MINERVA FELT STITCHERY - SANTA AND FRIEND FELT CHRISTMAS STOCKING KIT# 7580 DESIGNED BY JOYCE LEVITT.STITCH AN HEIRLOOM FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHILD - A CHRISTMAS TREASURE!.KIT INCLUDES: Stamped felts; orlorn acrylic yarn; metallic thread; ribbon; sequins beads; braid; needles; easy to follow instructions.APPROXIMATE FINISH SIZE - 10 1/2 X 18 THANK YOU FOR V
 

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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 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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1991 Vintage Columbia Minerva Home Is Best Cross Stitch Kit With Frame
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Hallmark Cm Columbia-minerva Latch-a-christmas Rug Snowman 20x27 1978
USD 49.99
 
You are bidding on CM Columbia-Minerva Latch-a-Christmas Rug Hallmark Design Collection 1978 Shown with Rya Shag yarn for deeper dimension Kit Includes: Full Color Design on 4-Mesh 50% Cotton/50% Polyester Rug Canvas and Easy-to-Follow Instructions. Not Included : Yarn Latch Hook Rug Binding Approximate Size: 20 x 27 Condition: New Yes, I Combine Shipping Please email me with any questions and be sure to check out my other items up for auction so that I can combine shipping. Suggestions or an
 

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Columbia-minerva Nantuck Yarn, Burgundy, Lot Of 3
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Columbia-Minerva Nantuck fashion yarn Lot of 3 Color:burgundy 1.75 oz (50 grams),110 yards each 99% acrylic, 1% nylon made in USA hand wash knitting worsted weight 2 x 2 = 7 sts x 8 rows size 8 needles New/unused yarn, comes from an estate I will gladly combine shipping for multiple items. If you are not completely happy with the purchase or transaction, please email me so that we can resolve it to our mutual satisfasction. Most traditional payment methods are accepted. International buyers -
 

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Vintage 1976 Columbia-minerva Latch-a-rug Kit 20 X 27 In Package
USD 27.00
 
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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Columbia Minerva Hallmark Santa Crewel Picture Kit Toys Season's Greetings
USD 19.99
 
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 5x7 Field Mouse Crewel Embroidery Picture Kit 1977
USD 16.75
 
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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Columbia Minerva Zuni Jar Floss Stitch Embroidery Kit 4x5 6629 1975 Vintage
USD 14.95
 
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Columbia Minerva Accents Stitchery Kit 12 X 16 Cherry Blossoms & Chickadee
USD 22.00
 
This is one Columbia-Minerva Cherry Blossoms and Chickadee Stitchery Kit. From The Accents: A Collection of Brights Naturals. 12 x 16. Includes hand screened design, yard, thread, needles, and instructions. Frame not included. New, sealed. Vintage, 1981. First Class shipping included in the Continental USA! Check our store for other collectibles and rare items! 10-15% Rebates available! Check store for details! The more you buy, the more you save! Sales Tax will be added to California purchas
 

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Columbia-minerva Townhouse Bell Pull Cross Stitch Kit Vintage 1974,complete
USD 29.99
 
New True Vintage Columbia-Minerva Cross Stitch Sealed In Original Package Measures 5.5 x 37 When Complete Contains Stamped Design On 100% Cotton Fabric 100% Cotton Embroidery Thread Needle and Simple Instructions
 

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Columbia Minerva 1980 Crewel Picture Kit Victorian House Needlepoint 14 X 18
USD 29.99
 
Columbia-Minerva 1980 Crewel Picture Kit. The Accents a collection of brights and naturals. The picture is 14 inches by 18 inches. In the original unopened package. The title is Victorian House. Stamped design on polyester, cotton and flax fabric. Includes 100% wool yarn, 100% cotton embroidery thread, needle and directions. Frame not included. Made in the U.S.A.
 

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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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Columbia Minerva vintage Grapes Pillow Candlewicking Kit Sealed 1982 Usa Made
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susiewoosie46 Store COLUMBIA MINERVA CANDLEWICKING KIT VINTAGE GRAPES PILLOW KIT #7444 DATED: 1982 FINISHED SIZE: 16 X 16 UNOPENED KIT CONTAINS: HAND SCREENED DESIGN ON 100% COTTON MUSLIN FABRIC;100% COTTON THREAD; ZIPPER; NEEDLE; EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.MADE IN THE USA. LOOK FOR MORE GREAT KITS IN MY EBAY COMBINED SHIPPING AVAILABLE HUNDREDS OF KITS STILL TO LIST ALL OF MY KITS ARE FROM ESTATE SALES OR RESALES, I CANNOT GUARANTEE THEY ARE FROM SMOKE OR PET FREE HOMES. I TRY DESCRIBE
 

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