(I don't know what# needle I use, just that it has a big enough eye to thread easily)
and as krenik frays easily so I sew it to the back of my piece. this keeps it secure
this also cuts down on bulk and keeps your ends neat
now it's time to couch down the gold thread around the strawberry.
again using the Krenik medium #16 thread
couch it down snugly to the outside of the strawberry
see how close I get to the silk?
it's also important to take a few extra stitches when going around corners this keeps you from getting gaposis or worse yet creep-up
then tuck in your end and sew it down in the back
add some silk ribbon to the stem for green ends and your done!
I'll post a Picture when i have the whole motif done until then ta-ta for now!