© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway
The final vein is filled entirely with gold thread. This technique is called round and round couching, with is self explainitary. The gold thread is couched in pairs with red couching thread. I enjoyed doing this technique; the gold looks so good. I have a few gaps between my threads which I did not notice until I stood up and looked at the work straight on. When I do this technique again, I will try harder to ensure that the pairs of thread are tight against the previous pair.