Having decided what I wanted to do and having done some stitched samples it was time to begin the actual item for display - always a difficult moment; there's that prestine piece of fabric looking so lovely! I decided that I'd sketch it out on the actual fabric using a soft pencil and a light box to trace off the design. Then followed many, many hours of hand stitching; starting with using applique to attach different coloured pieces of fabric.
Here are photos of the different areas that are worked in different ways:
Foiled fabric applied in a rouched manner;
Gold fingering thread couched over string;
Piece of gold foil from a christmas chocolate coin, embossed on a stamp;
Gold Jap couched over fabric;