Cloth is not a thing I’m comfortable working with. So when I volunteered to assist my friends by making an embellished border for a beloved friend’s Laurel cloak, well…. that was kind of foolish.
However, I decided to go big or go home.
First, gold leaf on cloth was totally done in the SCA period. Linseed oil was used as the sticky part and a sealant was painted over the gold. So I had proof that it was done. (And then Ollilia gave me this great text to help!)
I documented this with lots of photos, so please feel free to look at the Google album, which has all the notes!!
Other resources I found that were kind of helpful included: