Green Chrysanthemum, completed
I've completed the embroidery on my Green Chrysanthemum design. I am considering putting more knots in the centre but haven't come to any conclusion on this yet. In the meantime, I've put it aside for a little while and will go back for another look next weekend.
Once I completed the petals the last job was to put in pair of couched gold on the inner edge of the gold leaf. After rummaging through my #3 and #4 golds I came up with the three below. They would have all worked in their own way but I decided on the one on the bottom koma. Although it looks more silver in the photo, it is a definite 5 colour gold and includes some greens and browns which I felt worked best with the green silk and brown background.
So, having couched in a pair of the gold the design is complete (probably). Plenty of time now to consider if I want to do any more, and get it photographed and framed before it makes it debut at the exhibition in Manchester at Easter.