I tried a couple of things… at the top – I tried to replicate knitted linen stitch. I like that stitch especially in variegated yarn. The circle was made by laying down perpendicular lines of yarn and then securing them down to the linen with cross stitch at intersections. Circle outlined in backstitch. And in the middle – some plaited stitch again. I love the pattern this yarn makes.
Silk and cotton on linen.