I am so much happier with the change of fabric colour and finished stitching the padding (late) last night. Then I couldn't help myself but had to see how the glitter of gold would look and so, promptly set about attaching the first small piece of kid leather in place.
I am not really a big fan of kid leather. There is something about the super smooth and reflective surface that I find often steals the show from all other stitching. I don't know if you can use the word
'overpowering' but that is a bit how I feel about it.
Anyway, these shapes are quite small and looking at it this morning, I thought if I could only tone it down a notch it would work - perhaps working some colour into the outline by using a slightly heavier and coloured thread for the couching?
So I (this is where the organised chaos comes in) promptly emptied my collection of metal threads out onto the table to look for the best option for the outlines....
...and bingo - Copper twist!! Why didn't I think of that before? It is super duper perfect, a bit of warm tonal colour and so very beautiful against the silk.
My only wish now is that it was easy to photograph better so that you too could see the colours properly - but I just had to show you right away.
Back to my needle,