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!