This button is finished!!!! I used silk for the foundation fabric and used perle cotton thread for the button hole lace around the central motif. The rest of the embroidery was done using single strands of hand dyed silk thread. The stitches used are button hole stitch, french knots, spider web roses, stem stitch, seed stitch and chain stitch and probably some I have forgotten. When damping the piece down for damp stretching I added some colour to soften the background fabric which looked too harsh. The button is 4.5cm across.