Yesterday I finished stitching the blue cloak. Whew! I've been working with this Appleton wool for what seems like weeks.
Last night I went ahead and stitched the gold on one cuff. It is a combination of tent and Blanket (buttonhole stitch) with three plies of gold Soie d'Alger silk thread. The gold is #16 Kreinik in 002. This has great texture on the curves.