I thought you might like to see the left front and how close to being ﬁnished this
piece is. Impressive is all I can say about it. There are areas where the spangles
are now being ﬁlled in between the embroidery. We had some extra visitors on
Friday to help us. Actually, they came to talk about a possible visit by their
organization to the project. But since we are all about inclusion and getting this
project done, we sat them down with needle and thread and had them start to
embroider on the pieces, adding spangles (also called paillettes or oes).
A few weeks ago we were going to have some close photos taken of the motifs and
so needed to add our ﬁrst spangles with multiple stitchers. So we were faced with
the question – where and how many per inch. With spangles, its not a question of
too little or too many, but the number per inch. We wouldn’t want to have one part
of the jacket have a much higher density of spangles than another. So to make
sure that didn’t happen, we took the master pattern repeat and drew red dots in all
the places that we wanted spangles. That is to be used as a guide to sew them on.