Materials

For this course you will want to gather the following supplies (video explanation below):

-Calico/muslin (18 inch x 18 inch)

-Linen fabric (12 inch x 12 inch)

-Sakura Micron sized 005 pen or hard pencil

-Passing thread size 4 or 5 lengths of 20 to 30 metres in either gilt/gold OR silver

-Yellow OR grey Gutermann thread to go with passing thread 

-Yellow OR grey translucent thread

-Embroidery needles size 10 - package of 10 or more

-Chenille needle size 18

-Tracing paper - a few sheets

-Pair of Koma (optional)

-Drawing paper

-Grey Scale & Value finder by The Color Wheel Company

-Coloured pencils

-Regular pencils (not mechanical)

-Stranded cotton or silk of many colours (individual choice)

-Colour sample card from a supplier that you use (JEC/Anchor/DMC/PANTONE etc.)

-Rulers with millimeter markings - a basic ruler or more specialized such as these ones from Blue Bonnet Studios

-Access to a photocopier/printer

-Embroidery slate frame/stretcher bars/hoop (Evertite stretcher bars are my recommendation)

-Notebook to record your work and photo samples in


A PARTIAL kit is available through Golden Hinde in the UK.

The partial kit will include:

-Calico/muslin rectangle (18 inch x 18 inch)

-Linen fabric (12 inch x 12 inch)

-Sakura Micron sized 005 pen

-Passing thread size 4 (20 meters/yards in either silver or gilt/gold)

-Grey or yellow Gutermann thread to go with passing thread colour choice

-Translucent ecru or honey thread to go with passing thread colour choice

-Embroidery needles size 10 - package of 10

-Chenille size 18

-Tracing paper (3 sheets)

-Grey scale & value finder


USA Suppliers: Tinsel Trading, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

UK Suppliers: Golden Hinde, Sarah Homfray, Benton & Johnson, Golden Threads, Laurelin

Australian Suppliers: Alison Cole

Evertite instructions.pdf