I’ve been asked how I stitched the vines and the cross. For the vines I used two rows of stitching, the first row was in stem stitch; the second row was in a complimentary shade of gold and in split stitch. The cross was stitched in several shades of gold and Long and Short stitch was used.
I used garment-weight burgandy wool to embroider this. I will not finish it, someone else will “finish” the covers, which entails adding a lining and adding galoon to the edges, and a fringe to the end of each “petal” of the covers.