This is a raw silk covered pillow dyed a springy chartreuse green accented with bulky variegated wool. I needle punched the wool in place just enough to see the fibers come out on the reverse side. Then I hand stitched some gold embroidery floss in a braided fashion to secure it even further. I did not want detract from the colors of the wool and am pleased that the embroidery floss has accented and given another texture to the look. The raw silk also know as silk noil is a very flexible nubby textured silk. Silk takes so well to dye sometimes with surprising results. The result here was exactly what I was looking for – so there was no surprise.