|couching over paired passing thread with brick stitch|
|couching complete and the ends are ready for plunging|
|soft string padding ready for cut work|
Every time I work this design, I approach it differently, shading with different colours, shading dark to light, or light to dark, working with finer threads or bolder threads.
I used fine gold passing thread for the couching, which looks very delicate, with the whole piece worked on a linen background.