Re: [sig] pearl couching - was "this is a mess....."
- As my excellent apprentice Liudmila has pointed out, you do stitch the string
of pearls down between *each* pearl.
As Liudmila discovered in her research, but has not pointed out in her
message, if all your stitches holding down the pearl embroidery and then the
gold outline embroidery, *go through the white cord 'railroad track/s* that
the pearls are resting on, and *NOT* through the underlying velvet/fabric,
then if it comes time to remove the embroidery from an old or ruined garment,
the whole embroidery will come away in one piece and can then be attached to
a new garment. (The only stitches that would have to be cut would be the
stitches that hold the underlying white cording to the fabric, as seen from
the back of the fabric.