Slow progress continues on the 17th century pastoral panel.
I'm still avoiding completing the tree trunk. . . moving on to work on some of the acorns. Here are the first three completed.
The bottoms of the nuts are in ceylon stitch, while the caps are in a woven technique working the silk thread over and under a trellis of vertical linen base threads.
The right hand acorn shows the cap with the linen base threads in place.
And here is the "weaving" step in progress:
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