As I had repeated the pattern on a second piece of silk I decided to use both as a cover for the Indian stitches I have learned through Anita. First I did a Chikan embroidery SaL and recently a Kantha one. Both are found in the sidebar of her blog.
The background is a curtaining fabric.
Then at the end of May, Anita posted a tutorial for Fancy Laced Running stitch and it seemed just right to add as a border. I chose, firstly, the 7 colour threads I used in the main design but they were too bold and took the eye from the design. I then chose just a pale lilac and pale lemon to lace the green Running Kantha .
I used a chiffon ribbon as a base, turning the corners on which I added Stacked Kantha and a few kantha stitches for the edges. The FLRstitch was easy once I got the stitch length reasonably the same and the lacing was really fast to complete the border.
It’s not often I complete something I have stitched, so I’m really pleased not to have the work sit as another UFO.