With the design drawn up, time to get started. First, and as usual, I made a transfer of the design, ironed this onto some fine linen, and used this to line the fabric that I'm using for the front:
I'm using a silk dupion in a shade called 'Laurel Leaf' from Hansson of Guildford. They also had a 'Jungle Green', which sounded more appropriate, but sadly was too dark.
I'm doing the embroidery for this in two stages; here's the first in little running stitches:
Some of these stitches are a bit wobbly, but never mind - is any are still showing once I've stitched over them properly they can be picked out easily enough.