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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