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!

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