What are you most proud of? The batik fabric is a perfect match for my hand embroidered block. I had made the block first, choosing colors of hand dyed pearl cotton thread without any thought of what might go with it. I used the twilling stitch to hand embroider my Celtic knot design, Danu, with four different colors of hand dyed pearl cotton thread. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pick a flattering vest shape for your project. I tried on a vest of this pattern, borrowed from a friend, before I used it for my own vest.