Cleopatra’s Heart Thread Kit
- five skeins of Colour Complements threads
- pattern is available in the January/February 2021 issue of Needlepoint Now
- scroll down for detailed information of kit contents
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Cleopatra’s Heart Thread Kit
- Colour #32 – size 5 & 8 perle cotton – one skein of each size
- Colour #191 – size 5 & 8 perle cotton – one skein of each size
- Colour #191 – 6 strand cotton floss – one skein
- total of 90 meters/98.43 yards
NOTE – additional threads are used in the design (other than the Colour Complements threads above). Please refer to the published article in Needlepoint Now for a full list of requirements. Additional threads will be available for purchase from your local needlework shop. **Pattern is available in the January/February 2021 issue of Needlepoint Now.
A little about Cleopatra’s Heart
The design was inspired by Egypt and Cleopatra. The first band is an interpretation of the landscape of Egypt and the first row you stitch is meant to represent the Nile river which is truly the heart of Egypt, the rows on either side are for the land, the desert, and the third partial row, the vegetation. Below the diagonal mosaic band, is the row I called the Eyes of Ra, for the blue of the sky and the gold of the sun. Above the first band, is a series of Sprats Head triangles, or pyramids, representing the valley of the Kings. In the upper right is the motif representing Bastet, the cat headed goddess, and the daughter of Ra. All these are the main elements of the design, the rest are just for fun!
Perle Cotton is a mercerized, twisted, non-divisible cotton thread. Size 5 is the heaviest, size 8 is a medium weight and size 12 is fine – comparable to 2 strands of floss.
Cotton Embroidery Floss is a divisible thread consisting of 6 strands. Can be used in single or multiple strands.
Colour Complements embroidery threads
- hand dyed in unique, original and vibrant colour combinations
- all colour combinations are available in three sizes of perle cotton AND cotton floss
- blended in shorter lengths enhancing any needlework project
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Marilyn Conway-Shepherd (verified owner) –
The colours are so exciting and I am enjoying working with the various weights of threads, though the chart in NN is not the easiest to follow.
Mary M. (verified owner) –
I saw that Cleopatra’s Heart in Needlepoint Now used Loraine’s threads. I’ve been trying to think of an excuse to buy some of her threads. I haven’t started the project yet, but the thread colors are stunning and soft. The colors are true to the colors in the picture. I will be buying more threads from her in the future; in fact I’m about to order the threads for the next heart.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Tricia Johnson (verified owner) –
You were gracious to share your threads with me for our Seminar in 2016, everyone fell in love with them and I have seen your threads being used in our embroidery. I love them as they are colorful, bright and make embroidery so much fun. I am enjoying the threads with the two hearts you used them on in Needlepoint Now. Looking forward to using them in all my embroidery. Thank you for having these wonderful colors!
Inez G. (verified owner) –
The package arrives. You open it – and the thread packet spills out on your table. Glorious, vibrant colours! The saturated colours are pleasing to the eye and the threads are a delight to stitch with. This is my fourth project using Colour Complements hand-dyed threads. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Diana (verified owner) –
Everything that I have ever ordered is just wonderful — the colours make me happy!!
Patricia A Foucault (verified owner) –
I just started the first heart project and cannot be more pleased with the quality of the Colour Complements threads. They are wonderful to work with and the colors are spectacular. I ordered the thread packs for the remaining 2 heart projects, and again, super colors. Can’t wait!
Molly P. (verified owner) –
Wow, I am over the moon. These are beautiful
Susan Long (verified owner) –
Angel O’Regan (verified owner) –
The thread packet is beautiful. I just finished the Mardi Gras heart from Needlepoint Now. The chart is not easy to follow. I’ve had to come up with my own stitch variation on some of the sections. I ripped and redid numerous times but the end result was awesome. Now working on Cleopatra’s Heart.