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I thought I would show you the back of this block so far. All the gold metal threads that cannot be stitched through the fabric have to be couched in place, each little piece. Then the two ends have to be sunk through the fabric with a big crewel needle and anchored with stitches on the backing. Here you can get an idea of what’s involved. The end of each thread must be anchored so that it will not be accidentally pulled out.

If you’d like to see some close-ups of the details, I’ve posted them at Flickr. Here’s one of the seam treatments I finished.

More about it at Flickr. If you click on the image, it should take you there.

As I’ve gone along, I’ve made a number of changes to my original plan. I’m at the stage where I’m not sure I will be pleased with the results of these changes. The original image is still stuck in my head. But maybe it will turn out all right in the end.

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