Blogger insists that this needs to be sideways. Maybe it should. A friend and I were at a yarn shop and just had to have the cone of metallic thread on the clearance rank. I found a use for mine by crocheting around rings. It is also used to quilt the piece by couching over it. I used Diopini silk and ribbons to create the background by hand stitching them in place. Then I sewed on the crocheted rings and quilt the piece.