I tested a pommegranate blackwork pattern on 18g Aidacloth in
slightly metallic gold silk and I like it very much (although I have
a tendency to get lost....not used to the "connect the dots" effect
of the first/second pass type of stiching). The metallic silk is a
little difficult to work...I noticed it does tend to separate and
break if I don't use minimal length.
But anyway, my question is this; what is the proper cloth to use for
my work? I am assuming linen, but what thread count? I am not sure
how small I can get without losing my mind and my eyesight.