I use Guttermann silk thread to do my miniature embroideries, but there is a limit to how small the motifs could be, as the thread is twisted. This means that there is a relief texture. I recently found a supplier of silk floss, Pipers Silks. It didn't take me long to order from them! They have a good range, and it is really reasonably priced, plus (one of the most important things for me), the postage is fantastically low. I immediately started practicing...
The embroidery hoop is 4"/10cm diam, and the material is duchesse silk satin.
A pencil for scale!
The tiniest feathered leaves.
I need to start practicing shading, to give the motifs more depth, and then I can start on my new project!