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Portuguese Whitework supplies

We stock a range of Portuguese Whitework embroidery supplies.

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Portuguese Whitework embroidery book

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães
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Discover the gorgeous whitework embroidery style from Guimarães in northern Portugal. Drawn thread work combines with bullion knots and eyelets.

  • 104 full-colour pages, 2 pattern sheets
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm
  • 500+ full colour photos and diagrams
  • Published April 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-5-7
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Graziano Pronto Ricamo linen

This gorgeous Italian 38 count linen is used for Portuguese Whitework. It has a lovely weight, a beautiful close weave and is a high quality linen. 38 count linen is also known as 20L linen, in some places. Graziano Pronto Ricamo linen can also be used for any counted embroidery where evenweave linen is required, or surface embroidery where a high quality linen is required.

Graziano Pronto Ricamo linen
Colours are only approximate.
Graziano Pronto Ricamo
38 count linen. White.
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Per metre, full width. 180cm wide.
The desired quantity will be supplied in one continuous length. If 10cm lengths are also selected, they will be added to this length.
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Per 10cm length, full width. 180cm wide.
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Per metre, half width. 90cm wide.
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Per 10cm length, half width. 90cm wide.
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Fat quarter. 90 x 50cm.
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Fat eighth. 45 x 50cm.
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Pearl cotton

Pearl cotton 8 is used for Portuguese Whitework. Not surprisingly, the most common colour is white (blanc)! For those who enjoy a bit of colour also, there are five additional specific DMC colours which can be used - black (DMC 310), red (DMC 321), grey (DMC 415), beige (DMC 644), and blue (DMC 796). Purchase single balls or multiple balls.

Pearl cotton 8
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Pearl cotton 8, DMC white/blanc
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8 balls. 10g balls.
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Pearl cotton 8
Colours are only approximate.
Pearl cotton 8, DMC balls
thread colours: white/blanc, grey/DMC415, beige/DMC644, red/DMC321, blue/DMC796, black/DMC310
Colours are only approximate.
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1 ball. 10g ball.
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e.g. 1 white, 1 red
3 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 1 white, 1 red, 1 black
4 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 1 white, 1 red, 1 black, 1 beige
5 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 3 white, 1 blue, 1 grey
6 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 3 red, 2 blue, 1 black
7 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 3 beige, 4 blue
8 balls. 10g balls.
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e.g. 4 white, 4 black

Buttons

Richard Hemming Straw 4 needles
"Bullion" button
13mm diameter, creamy white, "pearl" finish plastic

These are the buttons used on the biscornu in "Portuguese Whitework". The plastic is moulded in such a way that it looks like they have little bullions down the sides. Because of this they look perfect in the centre of the biscornu.

Limited stock. When these are gone, they are gone!
Single 13mm button
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Needles

Richard Hemming Straw 4 needles
Richard Hemming Straw/Milliners needles,
Size 4
12 needles.

These needles are the perfect size for use with Pearl cotton 8 in Portuguese Whitework embroidery. They are used for the surface embroidery, including the bullions.
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Tapestry needles 24
Tapestry needles, size 24
6 needles. DMC brand.

These needles are the perfect size for use with Pearl cotton 8 in Portuguese Whitework embroidery. They are used for the drawn thread work.
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