I was a little sad when I put the last stitch in on this piece. It’s been a great learning experience and, although working with the Japan thread was difficult, I feel successful and the results look wonderful. I’m hooked on goldwork!
The top of the design needed a bit of gold to balance the bottom so I decided to outline the gold silk with Japan thread couched down with the maroon silk. I did one very important thing working with the Japan thread differently this time and I think it made a big difference.