Today I finished up the "fur" on the robe cuff and color. It is stitched by couching Bernat Boa knitting fiber (color 81013) onto the canvas in long diagonal rows using cotton floss. I used about 35 yards of the Boa fiber. I've given the rows a little brushing and after all of the canvas is stitched and finished I will probably trim it up a bit, particularly around the fleur-de-lis.
I don't know why, but the canvas has a long vertical crease in it. It's always been kept on long stretcher bars but perhaps it was folded before it came to me? When it's completed I will try hitting it with some steam during the blocking and hope that makes it come out.
He's certainly more fun to work on now that I'm not stitching all white background all the time.