This was one of my first repair projects. It was difficult to find threads that matched the original but I found some that were “close enough”. I’ve published before and after pictures.
The main problems were: broken cardboard under the goldwork. Frayed threads. Tarnished spangles and missing spangles. Previous repair job that had marred the design.
I used Elizabethan passing thread in real gold and a Kreinik metalics cable. The spangles were easy to find and attach. I also used jewelry polish cloths to shine up some of the threads overall. A challenging and rewarding first project.