The original materials stated were: Strip of grey kid; strip of oil silk; 1 skein black silk; 1 skein red purse silk; 1 hank steel beads; steel button.
Now I am not sure what kind of fabric "kid" could be, unless it really could be from that of a ruminant? I tried to search it, but to no luck, so do let us know if you find the answer to this. Oil silk is apparently silk painted with oil to make it waterproof, pretty much like our oilcloth of present day I would presume. (UPDATE: Thank you to Lemon Tree Tami and Jacinta for the explanation of "kid" fabric as can be read in the comments section. Much appreciated!)
So keeping those colors in mind and the stitches as stated in Part 1, I went ahead and worked on the design unto a more common grey linen fabric. And since I have no access to luxurious silk skeins, I am working the stitches in 3-strands of polyester sewing machine threads (this is purely a personal preference as I love working with these threads instead of embroidery floss).
Here are the scrolls being worked in red chain stitches:
Next Monday we will tackle the Overcast Stitch, embroidering steel beads and giving a pattern for those tedious side scallops :-)
Till next time, wishing you all a stitchy week ahead!