(The first Luton braid, silver, silver gilt and silk threads)
I also made these lovely girdle tassels for Emma from Raphael Falconry. The black and green are filament silk (over wooden molds for the ball shapes) with a filament silk skirt. The lattice work is real gold thread, with the knots made of gilt gimp. The lattic work took alot of time, but really made a difference to the overall effect I think - especially when you see the final result below of Emma in her finery (all wonderfully made by Ninya Mikhaila).
Tudor-style girdle tassels
Emma in her finery
All other projects went to standby, so I've nothing to report with any of them I'm afraid! So, onwards and upwards and here's hoping that May is a good month!