So, now that its been given away, I can post about this!! :) It took me three months (and I blew my self imposed deadline) to embroider this german embroidered pouch. It was an elevation gift for a friend being inducted into the order of the laurel.
(picture was taken on the dashboard of my van where I finished it en-route to Mudthaw).
The embroidery is done in brick stitch. The cording on the edges is lucet cording as well as the strings. Tassels are silk as well.
Splendor Silk Thread in black, white and red (her arms colors)
cotton canvas base fabric
Silk dupioni fabric for lining