The cloth is used in the hat making industry & a friend bought mine from a shop off of Oxford Strret in London which I cant remember the name of.
These 2 images are stitched with mono-filament thread, you can jst see the flecky bits of white on the image above. I dont use this thread very often now-a-days. I used it so much when I ran my soft furnishing business & have many different ones from fishing wire through to fine hair like ones. As I love to use heat tools, the iron, heat gun, soldering iron etc, this thread melts & pings so I try to avoid it, but it was right for this piece which was exploring colour & the stitch was playing the understudy
The edge is a ribbon.
Here is Alexander Palace, the venue for the Autumn Knitting & Stitching show
To quote Jane Austen, it has a very fine aspect!! Being on a hill over looking London, it is a stunning building
This is the entrance, I bubble inside when walking up these steps