Progress is slow because there has to be done a lot of handstitching. And also because the cord I stitch onto the tissue is curling and stiff. Several thin strings of what looks like dryed grass are curled together to form a rope which has been rolled up like a sleeping snake and thenfixed with a piece of ribbon. When you untie the ribbon and tear out a piece of rope, it wants to curl back into the sleeping-snake position immediately.
I have to consider the stiffness and the curling, when I stitch it onto the linnen fabric.
The sketches picture several ideas and stitching samples.