I am trying something completely different: embroidery in the technique couching (in swedish läggsöm). This is a very old form of embroidery used over a thousand years. The famous Bayeux tapestry is made using couching.
I use two different golden threads, one is super thin for the stiches and one slightly thicker with which I make the forms. The thin one “couches” the form-thread. It is not difficult but an extreme test of my patience.