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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 Care Designs Nip Tulips Needlepoint 12 X 16 Picture Kit 1980
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Columbia Minerva Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Crochet Idea Kit Personalize
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Sealed Columbia Minerva Plastic Canvas Joyous Noel Banner 1984 8487
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New Sealed Columbia Minerva Plastic Canvas Joyous Noel Banner 1984 #8487 Brand new, package is still sealed.A colorful addition to your holiday decor.Designed by Joan Ray In this kit:FashionEase Plastic Canvas, no blcking to finish 100% Orlon acrylic yarn Felt fabric for backing Needle Easy-to-follow instructions to complete design Approximate finished size-5 1/4 x 32 with tassle.
 

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Columbia Minerva Needlepoint Christmas Ornament Kit Plastic Canvas
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Columbia Minerva Water Lily Tissue Box Cover Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Kit
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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 Crewel Kit Apples & Flowers 4x5 Erica Wilson Fall Autumn
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Columbia Minerva Frosty Santa & Sleigh Stocking Kit Christmas Stocking Nip
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Vintage Columbia Minerva Heirloom Satchel Purse Kit Plastic Canvas Needlepoint
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Vintage Columbia Minerva HEIRLOOM SATCHEL Purse Kit Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Vintage 1983 Columbia-Minerva Plastic Canvas For Needlepoint Heirloom Satchel Purse Kit. Kit NO. 8447 is in original UNOPENED package. Purse will measure approx. 12 1/4 X 7 1/2 x 5. Kit contains: plastic canvas, 100% Orlon acrylic yarn, zipper, needle, monogram chart for personalization and easy to follow instructions. Lining is NOT included in kit.I am always happy to combine your items for a shipping discount
 

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