The embroidered piece was appliqued onto the black base cover and gold metallic thread was used in a blanket stitch around the edge.
Then added black satin ribbons to tie the sides together as it looked rather unfinished without that.
I'm now working on a second one in purple with a Celtic cross on the front and thistles on the back. I intend to leave the spine plain in case the buyer would like a name, initials or a date added.
This is the pocket bible it will go on.
Nice little bible with a bookmark ribbon and faux gold leafed page edges...and for the huge sum of $1 at Dollar Tree! They also come in black.