Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Mini Empress (Loretta Spears Designs)

Mini Empress Cover Page Courtesy of Lara Hartley

Apparently this was also called the Mini Empress Diamond.  It was published in October 1995 as The Mini Empress by Loretta Spears Designs.


Close up of Mini Empress


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Threads and Congress Cloth for Mini Empress, Courtesy of Lara Hartley

Materials List:
white Congress cloth (unknown dimensions)
three shades of red Empress Silk*
Kreinik copper (?) metallic

*Empress Silk was overdyed Chinese silk from Needle Necessities, now discontinued.   This website has a color card and apparently some skeins left but I don't know which colors were called for in the instructions.
http://www.needleworkplus.com/Threads/Empress_Silk/empress_silk.html

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