Remember how I twisted up special extra-thick textured threads for the dragon flames? Here they are! These are near the limit of stitchable threads though. I had to take very short lengths at a time or the thread started unravelling and fuzzing.
The contrast between the extra-thick twists and the shiny flat silk/metallics of the body really brings the flames forward.
Gorgeous. And of course the advantage of being able to twist your own threads is that you can tweak and alter the threads to suit. Very useful, and not just in Japanese embroidery!
Very interesting. Those threads certainly give dimenion.