I’m being very bad at posting but a bit better at stitching, so time for an update on the ‘Earth’ mini roundel.
With the design marked on the front in running stitches, I could now stitch over them properly. As Elmsley Rose guessed, this involves gold thread. I can’t imagine why she would think that!
Not the usual gold thread though; this time, I’m not couching it, but using chain stitch, with Gutermann metallic thread (Dekor Gold 24). Here, I’ve made a start, and have done the first part of one side:
And then all of it:
And finally, both sides, outlining the complete knot:
I now have a clearly defined area to fill in with colour.