I messed around for a day and a half with couching and different embroidery ideas, but finally settled on letting the fabric speak for itself. I’m pretty sure I’m going to do a black (or brown) velvet muff in the very near future as well, so I’ll probably save up my embroidery energy for that project.
I decided to center the muff on the oblong motif on the fabric, and as luck would have it, worked out quite nicely.
I remembered my nice, wide gold lace from my stash, and decided that it would give a little ‘excitement’ to an otherwise dull muff. Here’s the trim pinned in place:
It didn’t take too long to stitch down the trim, and I quite like how it turned out.
The only thing that concerns me is I’m not terribly enamoured of the finished size. It seems a bit long to me, hmmmm. If I can convince myself that I like the proportions, I’ll cut into my beaver pelt. If not, I’ll use some of the faux fur I have lying around and do an embroidered velvet version for the beaver.
I thought that I had some embroidery floss is the correct colors to do buttons, but alas, I do not, so I’ll have to the first (of hopefully few) purchases for the ACC.