First real piece of the Cook Waistcoat
The first piece of the ACTUAL Captain Cook Waistcoat! The left pocket flap, completed embroidery. The spangles and silver thread would catch the light beautifully by candlelight. The colours of the silk embroidery are stunning as well, when you see them un-faded.
The tapa cloth works well, better with the 'grain' running across the flap rather than down it. The silver thread is tamboured, and so is the green silk thread in the outline. The rest of the stitching is silk thread, in chain stitch and long-and-short stitch.
Now I need to get on with the other one.......