As usual, I was slightly late to our April Embroiderer’s Guild meeting and so missed the important details about how we had all come to be given an unassuming little piece of heavy damasked fabric which we were told should be lavishly embellished in either purple, silver or gold. Never adverse to lavishly embellishing something small, I’ve made a start.
A piece of silver cord, couched down into a spiral with pale grey silk thread
The edges aren’t fraying massively, but I wanted to get some blanket stitch over them to keep it all stable. Beaded blanket stitch was the obvious choice, but this time with three beads to each stitch, to give little picots all along the edge.
At the moment I’m struggling to find a needle with an eye big enough to take the purple perle thread but small enough to let the beads slide through. It’s a delicate balance.