Sunday, 10 July 2011

Goldwork edging

With all the flowers in place, I can now edge them with couched gold thread.  I like this stage - it makes such a difference, not just tidying but transforming the appliquéd shapes.  With the gold edging, they look a different colour to when they have the white linen fringe.

I started with the little flowers, the pearlworts and wood avens:

Then the (second last) foxglove:

And the three ferns surrounding it:

I'm afraid I forgot to take a photo of everything at this stage, so you'll just have to use your imagination!


  1. It makes such a difference, doesn't it!

  2. The gold thread helps to frame the shape. And, you're right, it makes such a difference