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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 1973 Columbia-minerva The Way To Have A Friend Stamped Cross Stitch Kit
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Vintage 1973 Columbia-Minerva THE WAY TO HAVE A FRIEND Stamped Cross Stitch Kit #6510 16 x 20This is an unopened kit from a smoke-free home.Includes:Stamped design on 100% cotton fabric 100% cotton DMC embroidery thread Needle Simple instructions (Frame not included)
 

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Vintage Columbia Minerva the Most Wasted Day Stamped Cross Stitch Sampler Kit
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This Beautiful Stamped Cross Stitch Kit was Produced by Columbia Minerva in 1972. Title:The Most Wasted Day Sampler Kit Contains: Design Stamped on Pure Cotton Fabric, Cotton Embroidery Floss, Needle, and Instructions. Finished Size: 15X12 Condition: I Opened this Kit to Change the Outer Package... Kit is in Excellent, Clean, and Complete Condition, and Repackaged in a New Clean Ziplock Bag. Check out my other items ! Please Visit my Vintage Kits from the Past Section of my Ebay Store! Many
 

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Up for your consideration: Columbia Minerva Pekingese Needlepoint Kit 15 x 15 pillow This kit could also double for a Shih tzu or a Llapso or another little dog in someone's family that looks like the one in this picture that is this cute. Kit Contains: Stamped design on 10-mesh, 100% cotton mono canvas; 100% wool, 100% acrylic and 100% cotton yarns, needle; and simple instructions. Pillow form, twine and fabric for backing and cording not included. Condition: Factory Sealed Great gift idea t
 

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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 Cross Stitch Picture Kit - Daisies - 12 X 16 - 1977
USD 45.00
 
Columbia-Minerva Cross Stitch Picture Kit - Daisies - 12 x 16 - 1977 Description Vintage 1977 Cross Stitch Embroidery Kit Estate find - cross stitch embroidery has been finished is included in original kit package.Design: Daisies Size: 12 x 16 Shipped from a smoke pet free home nanagaga2005 store
 

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Columbia-minerva Crewel Pillow Kit - Fawn - 14x14 - Kit 7700
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Vintage Columbia-minerva Rugs By The Numbers Laurel Wreath Bath Set
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Vintage Columbia Minerva do You Love Life? Stamped Cross Stitch Sampler Kit
USD 39.99
 
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gemster Store 1983 Columbia Minerva Counted Cross Stitch Kit. Dogwoods in Bloom. Number 6938. Picture when finished will fit into a 14 x 18 frame. The kit is sealed and contains the following: 100% Cotton # 14 Aida cloth, cotton embroidery floss, needle, and instructions. Picture of Dogwood branches in Chinese vase with decorated background.   I will be happy to combine multiple auction wins whenever possible to save on shipping costs. Winners of multiple auctions, please ask to receive a
 

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Vintage Columbia Minerva Christmas Stocking Kit Quilted Holly Design - Unopened
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Columbia Minerva Butterflies Bell Pull Needlepoint Kit 6 X 43 2003
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New Columbia Minerva Butterflies Bell Pull kit. Designed by Margot Johnson. Kit was made in 1978. Comes with everything except for bell pull ends. FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!
 

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Christmas Ornaments Vintage Columbia Minerva Needlepoint Kit Idea 8266 1978 Usa
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Columbia Minerva Crewel Christmas Idea Kit Denim Ornaments Santa Heart Tree (4)
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Columbia Minerva Windspun Quick Knitting Yarn, Peacock, Lot Of 3
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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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Vtg Columbia Minerva Baby Print Sampler Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Ruth Morehead
USD 12.99
 
mouse4503 Store Vtg Columbia Minerva BABY PRINT SAMPLER Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Ruth Morehead Description This is the Baby Print Sampler kit from Columbia Minerva. This vintage stamped cross stitch kit features an adorable image of a baby sleeping in its crib, surrounded by a rattle and a teddy bear. It was designed by Ruth Morehead. It's dated 1985 and is brand new and sealed. It measures 11 x 14 when finished.A wonderful addition to any nursery!I only accept PayPal.International buyers, plea
 

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Columbia-minerva Nature Bell Pull Cross Stitch
USD 9.95
 
Beautiful NATURE BELL PULL 5 1/2 x 34 1/2 / Kit Contains: Stamped design on 100% cotton fabric for front and back; 100% cotton embroidery thread; needle; simple instructions including stitch diagrams. Columbia-Minerva Viking #7067 bell pull ends not included. Dated 1975 - never opened - very colorful and playful! Please note: I ship from Arizona so if you are buying from Midwest over to East Coast or Southern Coast the charges will be higher. I cannot change the postage rates or UPS rates a
 

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Columbia Minerva Felt Christmas Stocking Kit Teddy Bears + Tree 18 Vintage
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This vintage Columbia Minerva Felt Stitchery (felt applique/embroidery) kit is # 7584. It is named Teddy Bear Christmas Felt Stocking. It is from 1984.Kit contains: stamped design on felt fabric for complete stocking, 100% cotton embroidery floss, 100% wool crewel yarn, metallic thread, braid for trim, sequins and beads, needle, and easy to follow instructions.Finished size is 10 1/2 inches by 18 inches.Kit is new, complete, and unopened.
 

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Columbia Minerva 1979 Four Seasons Calendar
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Daisies Columbia-minerva 6711 Cross Stitch Picture Kit 12x16 Nip
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Daisies Columbia-Minerva Cross Stitch Picture Kit 12x16Contains: Stamped design on 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton embroidery thread, needle, easy to follow instructions. Frame not included.New in sealed package. Package has some shelf wear.Thanks for looking and happy buying!Please Note: If you are buying internationally, it is your responsibility to choose the correct method of shipping as to comply with your country's policies and regulations.
 

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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 Stitchery Kit The Accents Collection Lighthouse Picture
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COLUMBIA-MINERVA CORPORATION 1981 THE ACCENTS COLLECTION OF BRIGHTS NATURALS STITCHERY KIT LIGHTHOUSE PICTURE 16 x 20CONTENTS OF KIT:Stamped design on 50% cotton/50% polyester fabric, 100% wool yarn, 100% cotton embroidery thread, needles, easy-to-follow instructions.FRAME NOT INCLUDED.PACKAGE SHOWS A LITTLE SHELF WEAR.
 

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Columbia Minerva Needlepoint Kit Pansy Pillow Judith Gross Flowers Vintage
USD 50.00
 
Columbia-Minerva Pansies Needlepoint Pillow Kit. Designed by Judith Gross This kit is in the type of package you can open and then reseal.Since it is 42 years old, I decided to open it and check the contents.All of the contents are here, however the needle has some rust on it and has discolored various areas of the canvas. Kit contains full color design on 10 mesh cotton canvas, 100% wool yarns, needle, simple instructions.Kit makes a 14 x 14 pillow in shades of greens blues Fabric for backin
 

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