I am finding that I really enjoy embroidery. This QUAL is giving me the chance to explore and I think that I will want to use more in future project.
|I used DMC metallic thread in gold for the laid work in the centre and for the Pekinese stitch around the outer edge. The metallic embroidery thread is a challenge to work with, very slippery in the needle, so I switched to green perle #5 cotton for the outer Pekinese stitch. The backstitch which is the basis for the Pekinese stitch, and the couching stitches on the laid work, are perle #5 cotton in pink. I found it helpful to use a blunt tapestry needle for the Pekinese stitch.|