After all the couching was completed it was time to stitch the binding of the broom. The foundation for this is made from two lines of tightly twisted padding cotton couched over the top of the foundation and gold work. The couching here is quite close together as I needed to make the foundation very firm. It was difficult to make it even as I had to avoid putting a stitch between the pairs of gold thread. As this is being covered up it isn't so much of a problem.
Foundation for three pairs of binding along the top of the broom.
Diagonal stitches in twisted silk thread then cover the foundation. Each line of padding is covered separately but there is no space between them.
So here it is my new broom for the new year, I am really pleased with how it has turned out. Lets hope Uba is looking in this direction!