My 4th layer is done, I tried weaving for the first time! I went ahead after a lot of reading on the web and tried cardweaving, it was a lot of fun! I made my own pattern using the ermine off of my device and was able to make them reversable!
Since my sewing machine died during last years IRCC I have yet to replace it and have been borrowing a friends machine off and on over the last year. At the moment I am without a machine so it looks like I will be doing most of this by hand.
I am currently 35 hours into an embroidery element in which I gave gold work a try.
I'm feeling really good about it for a first try!