The reticulated brass paisley shape at the heart of the design was attached using a modified curve stitching pattern.
And then it was time for the making up.
I cut and laminated together two piece of pelmet vilene the same size as the overall shape and laced the design over them. I covered another single piece of vilene in the blue silk, stitched a brooch back to it and then ladder stitched the two covered pieces together.
The basic shape is a kidney shape, which made getting the fabric to evenly go into the dent of the kidney quite challenging and even after my best efforts, there’s still a slight pucker on the back.
Fortunately the french knot edging on the front hides any imperfections.
And boxed ready to join my other completed pieces.
My summer holiday job is to open an etsy shop for my jewellery. Watch this space.